CANOPY THINNING – REFORESTATION 101

As the glaciers receded from our region over 12,000 years ago, Native Americans moved into the landscape and began shaping it with fire.  They burned the woodlands, savannas, wetlands, and prairies regularly to promote the growth of food plants and to attract game...

GARLIC MUSTARD – A SPRING PROJECT

Garlic mustard flowers in early spring and then broadcasts its seeds.  This is the time to remove it.Each garlic mustard plant produces thousands of seeds that are believed to be dispersed by the fur of animals such as deer and squirrels and by people.  The plant...

THE ADVANTAGES OF TREES

Here’s what the experts say about the benefits that trees provide us:“Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20-50% in energy used for heating.”  – USDA Forest Service“Healthy mature trees add an average of...

WINTER COMPOSTING

When it’s only January, does the winter already seem to have gone on too long? Are you already dreaming about your summer garden? Composting with worms is an easy winter project that will benefit not only your summer garden but the greater environment as well. Why...