FAIRLY CRAFTY Recycled Art: Tile Mosaic
Each year, our local Habitat for Humanity puts on a recycled art show, called "Home is Where the Art Is". Artists from around the area volunteer and are given a voucher to purchase materials from the ... Posted on 1/21/13 at 2:12 PM
CHICZ MAGAZINE The story behind the tradition
By Nichole Roell
Dating back hundreds of years in many ancient cultures, evergreens have symbolized regrowth and everlasting life. Germans are credited with the tradition we are famili... Posted on 11/29/12 at 5:35 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota restricts walnut tree imports
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson has restricted the import of walnut trees and some related products from areas infested with thousand cankers disease.
A fungus carried by the wal... Posted on 2/28/11 at 5:35 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY The Coffin
Far Guy has been building me a coffin. He built it out in the garage, I told him what dimensions I needed and he came up with a design. I helped him seal the outside, but we are leaving the inside ba... Posted on 8/5/10 at 5:51 AM
BOY SCOUT BLOG A Forest Starts With One Tree
Before there was a forest, there was a tree. Before the tree, there was a seed. And, before the seed could grow, it needed the right climate and care to reach great heights.
If you are a parent... Posted on 6/16/10 at 10:52 AM
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to care for them. Much of what you may have heard about tree care is actually incorrect, based on myths and misconceptions. Here are the top seven myths of tree care according to the International Society of Arboriculture:
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is rolling out a new monitoring technique in the hunt for emerald ash borer (EAB). The new approach is designed to lure any male EAB beetles in the area into a sticky trap as they search for a mate.
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 20-26 as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week. The designation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the destructive nature of emerald ash borer (EAB) and to share with Minnesotans the three P’s of EAB: Prepare, Protect, and Plant.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is preparing to hang thousands of traps across Minnesota in the hunt for emerald ash borer (EAB). State workers will begin the job during the week of April 2.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting project proposals to diversify community forests using Community Forest Bonding grants for 2012-2014. Grants are open to all cities, counties, townships, and park and recreation boards in cities with more than 100,000 residents.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has teamed up with five metro area cities, the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Forest Service to better detect new infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB).
Minnesota’s Christmas tree growers report an outstanding crop of trees to choose from this holiday season. The executive director of the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association, Jan Donelson, says it’s been an excellent growing season.
Everyone knows that summer temperatures are cooler in the shade, but trees can help cut winter energy costs, too. The most common approach is to plant evergreen trees and shrubs on the north and northwest sides of your property.
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