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Dead Trees “Snag” Lofty Praise as Habitat

Chad Hanson, a University of California-Davis researcher and Sierra Club board member observes, “We are trapped by an outdated cultural idea that a healthy forest is one with nothing but green trees. An ecologically healthy forest has dead trees, broken…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast Episode 06 Part 2 – Gardening with Children

Listen to this episode If you’re teleworking like we are, keeping the little ones entertained while getting everything checked off on your weekly “to do” list can seem impossible. In this special edition, we explore all the fun ways you…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast Episode 06 PART 1 – Soil Health and planting trees

Listen to this episode Hello Listener, We hope you and your family are safe during this difficult time. Our April episode ended up being rather lengthy, so we decided to turn it into two episodes. So this month you will…

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How to plant a container-grown tree – Featured Video

Late-winter through mid-spring and early through mid-fall are the best times to plant woody ornamentals, so this is a good time of year to start planning your process if you are interested in adding shrubs or trees to your landscape…

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Featured Video: Ornamental Trimming – Tall Trees

Now is a good time to prune trees. Ray Bosmans demonstrates how to trim tall trees safely and effectively. Make sure to be careful when using a tall ladder. Take a look at the pruning info on HGIC

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Our Favorite Trees

What are your favorite trees? The Watershed Restoration Specialists from the University of Maryland Extension Sea Grant Program recently shared what their favorite trees are and why. As Watershed Specialists, we spend a lot of time helping people decide which…

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Why Are So Many Oak Trees Dying This Year?

This season the Home and Garden Information Center has received a tremendous number of questions on rapid browning and death of many of our oak trees in urban landscapes and forest situations.  Even though it would be convenient to point…

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