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Useful tools to help you improve the health of your landscape

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The Woods in Your Backyard

Wooded areas are not only beautiful, but they can be ecological wonderlands filled with life. Whether you have a wooded area or want to establish one, pick up a copy of the book: The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. Improving Environmental…

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Trees of Eastern North America & Trees of Western North America

Can’t recall the name of that great tree you just saw at the local nursery? Sounds like you could use a handy tree guide. You are in luck! Princeton Field Guides has published a useful duo: Trees of Eastern North America and Trees of Western North America. Both books were…

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“The Tree Care Primer”

Sometimes good things really do come in small packages. The Tree Care Primer published by Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a little gem about a big topic. Written by Christopher Roddick with Beth Hanson, The Tree Care Primer packs most of what you need to know about tree care into a…

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Finding Native Plant Nurseries

Over the past decade, it has gotten easier to find native plants, but it can still feel like finding the Holy Grail. Native nurseries have grown in numbers, but are not as common as native enthusiasts would like. An increasing number of conventional nurseries are selling native plants, but traditional…

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The Pollinator Partnership

Learning about pollinators and how to help them can be a challenge – not only finding reliable information, but finding information that you can actually use. One of the most helpful resources available is the Pollinator Partnership. The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit organization, describing itself as “the largest in…

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Into the Nest

If you find yourself captivated by birds in your landscape, you are not alone. According to the latest research report from the USDA Forest Service, almost 68 million Americans participate in bird watching and photographing.   Even with a great pair of binoculars or an expensive camera with a huge telephoto…

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