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Mike Maddock, General Manager

March 31, 2006 RSS feed / Beauty in the Backyard

2006 Soil and Water Stewardship Week

April 30 to May 7, 2006

The concept of stewardship involves personal and social responsibilities. We have a duty to learn about and improve natural resources as we use them wisely. This year our focus is water, which is vital to our lives. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

This flamboyant tree is something of a weed. It has dramatic, purple flowers tubular and cigar-shaped, about 2" long and fragrant. The trees are conspicuous when they bloom, in the spring as there are no leaves at all. More...

The Top 5 Myths of Tree Care

Should you prune your trees in the spring? How deep must fertilizer be applied to reach the roots of your trees? Which species of trees should be topped to keep them from falling on your house? More...