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Posted on: October 12, 2016

5 Pollinators that Use Old Plant Stems and Leaf Litter from Your Garden to Overwinter

Most pollinators do not fly south for the winter like Monarch Butterflies. These bees and butterflies overwinter in old plant material and could benefit from having people leave some of the dried vegetation standing in their gardens over the winter:

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Fall is a Great Time of Year to Remove Buckthorn from Your Property

Common Buckthorn is a non-native invasive plant from Europe that can grow either as a shrub or small tree. It invades forested areas and displaces beneficial native shrubs and understory plants. Its berries do not offer nutritional value to wildlife bec...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Keep Leaves Out of the Street Curb and Gutter to Protect Local Water Resources

5 bags of yard waste contain enough phosphorus to produce up to 500 lbs. of algae in local lakes. Leaves left in the curb and gutter are washed into stormdrains during rain events. From there they make it to local lakes or can clog drains and cause stre...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Schedule Final Inspections Now to Close Out NRMP Permits Prior to Winter

Timing is everything. Many projects with an NRMP require that the City hold on to a security until the project is complete and permanent site stabilization is confirmed. Snow cover and other site conditions can make it impossible for inspectors to confi...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...