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When it comes to a choice between forestry industry profits and bats, it makes sense to go with the bats. That was my position just 11 days ago, while discussing the "white-nose syndrome" that has wiped out millions of hibernating bats in the eastern...
Tara Kolla was born in Inglewood but grew up in Europe. She came back to Los Angeles, to a half-acre Silver Lake plot, where she decided to try her hand at "urban farming." Her neighbors objected, so now she mostly works other people's land, and works...
Q. I'm contacting you in regards to an issue that I originally submitted a request for back in early August to the City Department of Traffic and Lighting. As of today, the request has not received a final response, so I thought I would drop your office a...
Some area residents still cleaning up from the storm over the weekend are afraid more severe weather will create a bigger mess. "I can just hope and pray it doesn't happen again," said homeowner Nancy Grant. Limbs, branches and power lines litter her...
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A spaghetti supper to benefit Clear Spring High School athletics will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 30 S. Martin St. The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu consists of spaghetti, roll, green beans, Jell-O,...
The Senator, one of the oldest trees in the world and a local gem, died in a mystifying fire on Monday, but I'm not buying the cause. The state Division of Forestry said it wasn't arson, after firefighters earlier said it was. Instead, forestry trotted...
Big trees sometimes bring big problems, especially after major storms. If you're looking to add a tree or two your yard, consider small- to medium-sized trees that won't threaten your house during high winds. Big trees sometimes bring big problems,...
Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...
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Feb 17, 2010 |Column| Hampton Roads Daily PressSweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...Jan 21, 2010 |Column| Hampton Roads Daily PressWhen winter keeps you housebound, surround yourself with a few houseplants for an indoor garden. The plants help clean the stuffy, stale air that your heating system pumps out and they give you something pleasant to focus on. Long-blooming cyclamen,...Jan 14, 2010 |Column| Hampton Roads Daily PressAmerican beech is one of the easiest trees to recognize in winter, according to Helen Hamilton, president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. All you have to do is look for the tree's slender, sharp-pointed, cigar-shaped buds at...Original site for Botany topic gallery.
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