GREATER GRAND FORKS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Home Improvement: Landscape Your Way to Energy Savings
Living in the Upper Midwest means long winters and short summers. Even though Midwesterners seem to make the most out of every season, the spring, fall, and summer seasons do present us with the oppor... Posted on 10/16/13 at 2:09 PM
GARDEN TALK Native Trees - A Good Choice for the Home Landscape
By Sue Light, Master Gardener in Dakota County
Are you among the growing number of Dakota County gardeners who are helping the environment by selecting plants that provide food and shelter for wildli... Posted on 8/15/13 at 8:44 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What is Arbor Day?
Glenda E. Fauske the Information and Education Coordinator / ND Forest Service at North Dakota State University in Bottineau, N.D. provided me with some excellent information on Arbor Day.
April 26 i... Posted on 4/26/13 at 8:19 AM
THE NEW FORTY You light up my life...
I love seeing all the lights on the trees and the houses this time of year. I particularly love the Elmwood Park area on 13th Avenue with the lights on the trees. Every year the West Fargo Park Distri... Posted on 11/27/12 at 10:45 PM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA One last Arb post
I just had so many beautiful photos from our trip to the Arboretum last weekend that I have to share a few more. . . I will have something more original on Monday, I promise. ;)
Here are some gorgeou... Posted on 4/27/12 at 6:50 AM
Some Minnesota trees are suffering from drought. Eight of the last 11 summer and fall seasons have been very dry in northern Minnesota. According to the state Department of Natural Resources, pines and other conifers in that area are dying in slightly larger numbers than usual.
Stately, tall white pines all over the state and the tamaracks of northeastern Minnesota have had their natural defenses from beetles weakened. Scientists suspect climate change is to blame in both cases.
Mitchell Coopet has agreed to pay the fine and replant 27 trees in his back yard along the Minnesota River. It's the largest penalty assessed by the city for violating a conservation easement, which limits a property owner from making changes that might hurt the environment.
State Forester Larry Kotchman says a weeping white birch owned by Anton Kautzman of Mandan has replaced the former champion owned by the Dybwad family of McHenry. A white pine owned by Levi Nenow of Jamestown has replaced a tree owned by Carlee O'Dell of Fargo.
On a frigid January morning, Rich Larson scales a big tamarack tree, breaking off branches as he climbs towards his target. About 30 feet high, as the wind swirls around him, Larson, 59, spots what he's looking for: a small, tightly woven mass of branches called a "witch's broom" — the genetic source of many landscape plants and shrubs sold at nurseries.
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