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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Why the Storm Drain is a Bad Place for Pet Waste Disposal

The connection is not always obvious, but the stormdrain on the street or in the park or in your backyard is directly connected to a neighborhood pond, lake, or wetland.  This is why it is so important to dispose of materials properly and keep cu...

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See How the Stormwater System Works...
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Keep an Eye Out for Emerald Ash Borer this Winter

Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB for short, is an insect originally from Asia, now found in Apple Valley, that burrows beneath the bark of ash trees destroying the tissues that conduct nutrients and water, eventually killing infested trees (learn more here: http...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Winter is the Time of Year to Start Native Plant Seeds Outdoors

Nature is smart. Many native plant species from our neck of the woods have evolved strategies that prevent them from germinating in the fall and dying during the harsh conditions of winter. For many plants, that means they won’t sprout until aft...Read on...

More About Starting Native Plants from Seed…
Posted on: November 16, 2016

5 Native Trees and Shrubs that Add WOW to Your Winter Landscape

The winter landscape doesn’t have to be limited to smooth white snowdrifts. These 5 native trees and shrubs can add extra interest to your yard during winter:  1. Evergreens - an obvious choice if you miss greenery in the middle winter....Read on... Learn more About the Benefits of Native Plants…
Posted on: November 9, 2016

Winter is the Time to Prune Trees

Pruning branches creates open wounds on a tree. The open wounds produce chemicals that attract insects that either carry diseases with them or may be capable of damaging the tree themselves: Dutch Elm Disease, Oak Wilt, Emerald Ash Borer, etc. Problem ins...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Apple Valley

In response to the recent infestation in Apple Valley, residents are encouraged to watch ash trees for symptoms. EAB is one of America’s most destructive tree pests. Its larvae kill ash trees by tunneling into the wood and disrupting the flow of the tre...Read on...