Flowering Forthwith

Burgeoning Blossoms Blooming has finally begun! All plants will not flower at once, each species has it’s own specific circadian rhythm telling it that conditions are perfect for for flower and/or pollen production. Up here in the great, white north only a few trees and shrubs have begun to flower, making identification easy, what is happening…

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Arbor Day Exploits!

Reservation Renovation Under the care of the Andover Conservation Commission, The Mary French Reservation is part of the Essex County greenway with trails connecting to adjacent reservations and parks throughout the state.  Extensive wetlands bordering the Skug River boast a 1000 foot boardwalk where visitors can truly experience this ecosystem typical of New England.  The conservation…

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Arbor Day 2014 - College Hill Poughkeepsie

Planting Dogwoods in Poughkeepsie | Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day at College Hill, children from Warring Magnet School of Science and Technology showed their support by planting Dogwood trees donated by SavATree. Dogwood trees are invaluable for their beautiful flowers, bracts, fruits, stems, twigs and can help make a landscape beautiful.  Poughkeepsie city workers also joined in on the activities but, the children…

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Heat Island Happenings

Metropolitan Melting Heat Islands are normally the result of a built-up, urban area that is hotter than surrounding rural areas. Average annual air temperatures in cities of with 1 million people can be 1-5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than circumferential expanses, in the evenings that difference can be up to 22 degrees.  Heat islands develop when urbanization spreads, once…

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Mosquito Madness

Vector Vexation Depending on where you live different species of mosquitoes will be prevalent and they can carry various diseases.  Mosquitoes are one of the most common and virulent vectors (insects or organisms which transmit pathogens).  They are responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, West Nile encephalitis, western equine encephalitis and dengue fever.  Mosquitoes can also…

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Formula For A Quality Lawn

Developing and maintaining a good lawn requires a team effort. In some cases, it can call for a professional team, Lawncare.net being just one of many. Today, many homeowners are realizing that it is possible to create and maintain a thick, uniform lawn by working in harmony with these four factors that will help you…

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