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After a Long and Challenging Winter, Hungry Deer are out and about this Spring

This winter was one of the most severe we’ve seen in 20 years!  Snow accumulations and cold temperatures presented many challenges for our landscapes, but in particular Deer were challenged to find food sources in these difficult conditions.  Heavy snow and cold temperatures reduced deer travel, as deer minimize the use of their stored energy to ensure survival.  The…

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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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Beneficial Bugs and Biologicals

Advantageous Animals Not all insects are pests to the plant kingdom, in fact, many species have evolved alongside plants and participate in a a mutually beneficial relationship.  Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are the most commonly known among the beneficials but also helpful in the microcosm of your landscape are insectivorous insects; insects that…

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Spring Blooms

  It’s that time of year again when you drive down the road and you might think, “How pretty!”  All of the “pretty” white flowering trees all along our road sides and neighborhoods are more than likely the Bradford Pear, Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’. The 1980’s were an important beginning for the Bradford pear.  It gained…

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Arbor Day Appreciation

Historical Herbage Arbor Day was first proposed by Nebraska Territory pioneer J. Sterling Mormont, originally of Detroit. Mormont  and his wife were nature lovers and quickly planted their new property with trees, shrubs and flowers.  He recognized the multifaceted value of trees; there is, of course, aesthetic value, additionally plant roots aid in erosion control,…

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Storied Furniture

  One day, brothers Zeb and Ted Esselstyn had an epiphany of sorts. It occurred to them that every year, hundreds of historic Connecticut trees were meeting an unceremonious end. After being removed or failing due to old age or weather, these trees were being chipped, turned into mulch, or deposited in anonymous landfills. Seeing…

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Turning Waste Into Value

The Mulch Center At a time when we are all seeking new ways to recycle and be green, Jim Seckelmann, founder of The Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL, has found a way to do his part. Recognizing inefficiencies in the handling of wood waste from his tree business, Jim decided to turn a waste stream into a…

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Sugar Time!

When the days are warm and the nights are cool its Sugar Time! Maple trees start to get ready for spring and the sap starts running. This age old practice was first developed by Native North Americans and perfected by the early Colonists. Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Black Maple and even some Birch trees can…