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Q & A – Ask the Extension Agent!

Stumped by something in your garden? Ask the Extension Agent

❧ Frozen Fig Tree

❧ Topping vs Pollarding

❧ Pruning Herbs & Brambles Continue reading

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Q & A – Ask the Extension Agent!

Stumped by something in your garden? Ask the Extension Agent

❧ Scale on Japanese plum prostrate yews

❧ Pruning citrus Continue reading

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“Spring Cleaning” in the Garden

“Spring Cleaning” in the Garden

Spring cleaning is not just for rugs and rooms. Planting beds need attention early in March. Many weed seeds will have already germinated on warm winter days. Continue reading

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Healthy Bark, Healthy Tree Part 2: Mechanical and Weather Damage

Mechanical damage is the most preventable of bark injuries because it is often due to impatience, inattention, or ignorance. Careless maintenance practices can damage trees that take decades, not weeks, to grow. While we cannot control the weather, which can cause irreparable bark injury, we can control what plants we purchase and where we choose to locate them—the right plant in the right place increases its chances of surviving weather extremes. Enjoy the amazing photographs in this article on preventing mechanical and weather damage to trees. Continue reading

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