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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...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Beware of Thin Ice and Open Water: Alimagnet Lake and Farquar Lake Aerators are On for the Season

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes. Additionally, ice thickness is very unpredictable this year, and a lot of variation exists on local lakes. The combination of late rains and a warm December means there are areas of poor ice. ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Start Planning Now for Adding New Trees and Shrubs to Your Yard this Spring

When choosing trees and shrubs for your landscape it is best to select a tree or shrub that works well for the conditions found in that location. Sun exposure, moisture requirements, susceptibility to disease, plant hardiness zone (4 for Apple Valley), a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Start Native Seeds Outside Now for Spring Planting

Native plants have gotten the reputation for being hard to start from seed, but nothing could be further from the truth. The trick - don't treat them like just any old seed from a packet.

Native plants need to sprout in the wild. To prevent seed fr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Use Your Blue Thumb to Make Your Neighbors Green with Envy

This time the Joneses will be keeping up with you. A gorgeous new garden that is environmentally friendly too?! Be the ones to set the trend in the neighborhood. Join us on February 17th at the Apple Valley Municipal Center for a free workshop on Lands...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

Gear Up for Spring at the Free February 17th Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop

Why are people planting for clean water? A better question might be - why not? The addition of a native plant garden, raingarden, or native plant shoreline buffer adds value to your property by improving the overall look while helping local lakes and po...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

We’re looking for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Infestations…Can You Help Us Find It?

Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB for short, is an insect originally from Asia that burrows beneath the bark of ash trees destroying the tissues that conduct nutrients and water, eventually killing infested trees. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...Read on...

Learn More About Emerald Ash Borer Here…