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Is It Ashes For All The Ashes?

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Is It Ashes For All The Ashes?
Not for my ash tree – at least for now.  The decision to protect the green ash tree (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in our yard did not come lightly.  Much deliberation over saving this tree has occurred over the last several months since hearing that this spring the destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis) has officially been found in the St. Louis area.  In anticipation of this day, I have spent countless hours availing myself of the numerous articles and helpful...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: ash , emerald ash borer , insects , native trees , trees | Comments (0) | View Count: (741)
Heat and Drought  Can Combine to Create Crisis in the Landscape!
As summer temperatures climb to the mid- to high 90s and rain fails to fall we may begin to see the effects of drought and water stress on many plants. A quick assessment of your landscape may show the effects of leaf scorch, sunburn, and heat stress on a number of plants including dogwood, hydrangea and some tomato fruit that was not protected by foliage. With our cooler, wet spring some plants may also not yet be aclimated to the heat and show sign of stress. So start your scouting now. ...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: drought , scorch , trees , planting , watering | Comments (0) | View Count: (2498)

An Excellent Package of Fringe Benefits

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An Excellent Package of Fringe Benefits
A package of excellent fringe benefits often puts “the frosting on the cake” when it comes to a great job. How nice it would be if you could just pick from a menu to select the fringe benefits you would like in your “job package”. When it comes to your landscape, you can select the type of plant you want and enjoy some excellent “fringe benefits” from those selections. After the long winter we just experienced and continuing with the expanding spring, the fr...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: landscape , visual guides , trees , plant selection | Comments (0) | View Count: (1851)
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