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TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center

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41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
360-837-8733 www.treesongnatureawareness.org

May 2018

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Series

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 14, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 15, 2018 at 10:00am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
$45 – $120

Join Pixie for an intimate introduction to local wild plants. Participants will discover the food and medicines available throughout spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest.  

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August 2019

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Series

August 20 @ 9:11 pm
WA United States
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The Sacred Art of Living: Sourcing Presence A Weekend Women’s Forest, River, Yoga Retreat

August 20 @ 9:11 pm
WA United States
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September 2018

Autumn in the Forest: The Illuminated Field Journal, a Weekend Retreat

September 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sept. 7-9
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$250 – $350

Wandering, observing, and working creatively outdoors can deeply connect us to place. With a field journal and lightweight tools, we are poised to make marks evoking what is seen and felt under the trees as autumn arrives. Through guided experiments and demonstrations in the studio and outdoors, instructor Andie Thrams will share techniques for designing journal pages, recording written and visual observations, generating quick sketches and compositions, mixing color, revealing gesture and light, and developing journal imagery. Using watercolor, gouache,…

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Autumn in the Forest: The Illuminated Field Journal, a Weekend Retreat

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 am - September 9, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
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Sept. 7-9
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$250 – $350

Wandering, observing, and working creatively outdoors can deeply connect us to place. With a field journal and lightweight tools, we are poised to make marks evoking what is seen and felt under the trees as autumn arrives. Through guided experiments and demonstrations in the studio and outdoors, instructor Andie Thrams will share techniques for designing journal pages, recording written and visual observations, generating quick sketches and compositions, mixing color, revealing gesture and light, and developing journal imagery. Using watercolor, gouache,…

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Autumn in the Forest: The Illuminated Field Journal, a Weekend Retreat

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 am - September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Sept. 7-9
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$250 – $350

Wandering, observing, and working creatively outdoors can deeply connect us to place. With a field journal and lightweight tools, we are poised to make marks evoking what is seen and felt under the trees as autumn arrives. Through guided experiments and demonstrations in the studio and outdoors, instructor Andie Thrams will share techniques for designing journal pages, recording written and visual observations, generating quick sketches and compositions, mixing color, revealing gesture and light, and developing journal imagery. Using watercolor, gouache,…

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Autumn in the Forest: The Illuminated Field Journal, a Weekend Retreat

September 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am - September 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Sept. 7-9
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$250 – $350

Wandering, observing, and working creatively outdoors can deeply connect us to place. With a field journal and lightweight tools, we are poised to make marks evoking what is seen and felt under the trees as autumn arrives. Through guided experiments and demonstrations in the studio and outdoors, instructor Andie Thrams will share techniques for designing journal pages, recording written and visual observations, generating quick sketches and compositions, mixing color, revealing gesture and light, and developing journal imagery. Using watercolor, gouache,…

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Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Series

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 14, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 15, 2018 at 10:00am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
$45 – $120

Join Pixie for an intimate introduction to local wild plants. Participants will discover the food and medicines available throughout spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest.  

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October 2018

“Grow Your Own Mushrooms” Worskhop

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$60

Join Tony McMigas of McMigas Family Farm for a two-hour tutorial on how to grow mushrooms in the home and garden. Tony will walk you through the incredibly easy steps to producing mushrooms year round, indoors and out. You will learn how to grow Oyster, Shiitake, and Stropharia mushrooms on commonly available materials like straw, woodchips, and hardwood logs. All participants will take home a starter kit of their choice. Additional kits will be available for purchase at $25.00 each.…

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November 2018

Create a Clay Goddess with Anna Wiancko-Chasman

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$75

This four- to four-and-a-half-hour class at TreeSong Nature Awareness Center will guide participants to not only create a female form or goddess-like figure in clay, but will also help inspire new ideas about women’s roles in the world. Clay has a magical way of responding to our hands and hearts, and as such, it is a perfect medium for exploring our conscious and unconscious thoughts and ideas, and creating representations of what emerges in the process. The cost is $75…

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Masters of the Sky: Birds of Prey in the Pacific Northwest

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$50.00

Laura Whittemore returns to offer an edifying and enlivening glimpse into the magnificent hunters of the bird world, eagles, hawks and falcons. Drawing on her vast knowledge and with the aid of a multi-media presentation, Laura will bring us closer to the birds of prey that soar the skies of Washington and Oregon. The presentation will include: ◾The major differences between eagles, hawks, and falcons ◾How to spot raptors and ID them by shape and size ◾Habitat and prey preferences…

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January 2019

Basket-Making Class

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$15 – $80

Barbara Kommer will teach student how to create a small basket using a method called twining, incorporating different materials —simple garden jute, cord, and a strip of native bear grass — and colors to create a beautiful design. Students will complete the basket by the end of the workshop and be able to take it home with them. The basket will be approximately three inches high and three and a half inches in diameter. Weaving materials will be provided. Students…

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February 2019

The Nature Within: Personal Development Workshop with Kraig Smyth

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$50

This interactive workshop will help participants uncover deeply rooted connections within that allow us to “be in nature,” even when we’re at the office, school or anywhere nature is not readily accessible. In this workshop, participants will do some hands-on instinct development and trade activities. Bring a lunch. Snacks, coffee and tea provided. Bring four pennies. Register online.

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April 2019

“Birds and Botany” Workshop

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$57

Join long-time Audubon teacher Laura Whittemore and biologist Sage Jensen for an illuminating workshop about the plants and birds that inhabit the Pacific Northwest forest. In this part classroom, part field workshop, students will learn about plant and bird identification, then explore the TreeSong property and examine its plant diversity while watching and listening for local birdlife. Students will learn to identify common native plants with an approachable and fun method to plant taxonomy, as well as what to listen…

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Earth Magic: Mindful Exploration as Poetics Practice with Christopher Luna

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$88

Participants will read poets who have engaged with nature and complete a series of writing experiences. There will be an emphasis on mindful observation and real-time tracking of daily movements. Participants will also discuss the role that observation and research play in building a body of reality-based work with the potential to engender compassion, understanding and progressive social action. No writing experience necessary. Bring a bag lunch, water, pens and paper. Register online.

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May 2019

Friction Fire Weekend Retreat

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 12:30am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$240 – $270

Attend an overnight fire-making workshop weekend at TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center. Friction Fire weekend will be spent building a bow drill kit and then practicing starting fires. Attendees will also learn to identify the best wood and materials for starting a fire by friction, including making tinder bundles. This weekend will help participants feel more comfortable with friction fire components, and students will also have the opportunity to experience other naturalist activities. Attendees should a sack lunch for…

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Friction Fire Weekend Retreat

May 12 @ 12:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 12:30am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$240 – $270

Attend an overnight fire-making workshop weekend at TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center. Friction Fire weekend will be spent building a bow drill kit and then practicing starting fires. Attendees will also learn to identify the best wood and materials for starting a fire by friction, including making tinder bundles. This weekend will help participants feel more comfortable with friction fire components, and students will also have the opportunity to experience other naturalist activities. Attendees should a sack lunch for…

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Voices of the Birds: A Birdsong Immersion Retreat

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - May 19 @ 12:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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Immerse in springtime birdsong in this overnight retreat which will help participants identify birds by their distinct voices and understand what they’re communicating. Participants will learn to focus on the sounds around you, get to know a bird’s world, experience the dawn chorus and connect more deeply with nature. Longtime Audubon ear birding teacher Laura Whittemore will guide participants through basic birdsong identification, deep listening, naturalist practices, the benefits of a daily sit spot and more. Two meals will be…

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June 2019

Awaken Your Senses: Forest Therapy Day Retreat

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$120

The practice of Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing is about being in nature and connecting to the forest. During this day retreat participants will immerse themselves in the forest atmosphere, absorbing its sights, sounds and smells. Hannah developed her practice in her homeland of New Zealand. Bring a lunch. Instructor is Hannah McQuilkan.

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July 2019

Meet Your Spirit Guide: Weekend Sculpting Retreat

July 12
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$335 – $385

“Meet Your Spirit Guide” is a 2-1/2-day retreat where participants will learn sculptural techniques to create a wire armature. Experiment with gestures that express your personality. Then add a surface. Paint or decorate it with colors, textures and objects that symbolize aspirations. Participants are encouraged to bring photos, sketches or other resources. Bring an apron and disposable gloves. You are welcome to bring beads, feathers, or any other surface materials you wish. All other materials will be provided. Participants may…

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Archery class

July 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$25

This class is for beginner to intermediate archery students of all ages. Equipment provided.  Classes are a combination of both one-on-one and group instruction. Students will practice safety, form, theory, and fun. Coffee and tea will be available. Feel free to bring personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Instructor is Kraig Smyth. Choose from three available sessions.

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Archery class

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$25

This class is for beginner to intermediate archery students of all ages. Equipment provided.  Classes are a combination of both one-on-one and group instruction. Students will practice safety, form, theory, and fun. Coffee and tea will be available. Feel free to bring personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Instructor is Kraig Smyth. Choose from three available sessions.

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Archery class

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$25

This class is for beginner to intermediate archery students of all ages. Equipment provided.  Classes are a combination of both one-on-one and group instruction. Students will practice safety, form, theory, and fun. Coffee and tea will be available. Feel free to bring personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Instructor is Kraig Smyth. Choose from three available sessions.

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August 2019

Forest Goddess Ceramics Class

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$85

In this process students will begin with a special piece of wood, drift wood, forest bark, etc. They can bring their own or choose from a collection that will be provided. They will choose wood that “speaks” to them and it will be the foundation of their piece. In a quiet space, students will begin the design process. Students will be using clay as well as other materials such as wood, sticks, roots, mosses, beads, wire, cloth, and found objects.…

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Forest Goddess Ceramics Class

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00am

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$85

In this process students will begin with a special piece of wood, drift wood, forest bark, etc. They can bring their own or choose from a collection that will be provided. They will choose wood that “speaks” to them and it will be the foundation of their piece. In a quiet space, students will begin the design process. Students will be using clay as well as other materials such as wood, sticks, roots, mosses, beads, wire, cloth, and found objects.…

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Touch the Earth: A Weekend Women’s Forest, River, Yoga Retreat

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - August 18 @ 12:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$290 – $330

This retreat into the riverside forest is an opportunity to give sacred time to reconnect with the Earth. Dinner Friday night will be a potluck, so bring something to add to the meal. Saturday will include a breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be fruit and beverages early Sunday morning and a brunch before departure.

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Archery Class

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$25

This class is for beginner to intermediate students of all ages. Equipment provided. Classes are a combination of both one-on-one and group instruction. The group will practice safety, form, theory, and fun. Coffee and tea will be available. Feel free to bring personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  There are three sessions to choose from: All Ages, 10 a.m. to noon; All Ages, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.; Adults, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All ages classes are for ages 4 and older.…

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September 2019

Watercolor Retreat

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - September 15 @ 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$335 – $385

This drawing-and-painting-focused retreat will weave meditation techniques and forest meanderings into the art process. The practice will include technologies of painting with watercolor in the outdoors, drawing to capture tree and plant gestures, recording field notes, painting in layers to conjure up wild complexities, and quieting creative anxieties. We’ll bring mindfulness to each moment, every leaf we sketch, each wild mark and brushstroke, in the creation of a series of mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, and ink. Participants may…

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October 2019

SoulCollage: Digging Into the Deck

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$50

The Spirit of the land at TreeSong will help dig into and explore the SoulCollage deck and its four suits: Community, Council, Committee and Companion. Be prepared to take a short walk. Lunch provided. Suggested items to bring: Bring a journal and a pen; everything else will be provided. Limit of eight people. Tuition is $50. Instructor is Josephine Banks.

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Music Amongst the Trees: Celtinalia Hammered Dulcimer and Celtic Harp Concert

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$15

Join for a magical music offering with Celtinalia. Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor bring together their unique styles of Celtic-inspired music for a memorable musical experience. Carl Thor paints evocative images in sound on the hammered dulcimer and Jennifer Pratt-Walter draws music from the strings of her Celtic harp. They will provide a varied and memorable program of music for an early autumn afternoon in the woods. Space is limited, registration is highly recommended.

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Dream Medicine

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Drive West
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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$85

Instructor Rose Gerber will help participants learn how to develop the tools to help form a relationship with dreams that can lead to personal growth, self-exploration, and healing. Space is limited.

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