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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

 

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

 

Don’t know what to do with that Christmas tree?  Recycle it!  If you have used a live tree this Christmas, take the time to give it another use.  Live trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled.

Most Counties have free drop-off locations or have curbside pickup to recycle your tree.  First remove all of the decorating debris and then when dropping off the tree do not leave it in the plastic bag if you are using one.  The composting facilities will take live (no artificial)  trees, garland and wreath greenery (no metal or ...

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Protecting Pollinators Publications

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       For many of us gardeners, the winter season is a time of rest, planning and reading.  We settle ourselves   back into the easy chair with a throw across our lap, a warm beverage in our cup and a stack of seed catalogs and gardening books to …

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Hold The Salt Please

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Too much salt in a person’s diet can cause problems. Here in our northern climate the same can be true for plants located near sidewalks and roadways. While they all set out to do the same job, some of the deicing materials on the market today …

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