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Lightning Damage to Landscape Palms

Learning to distinguish the symptoms of lightning strikes is a valuable tool for arborists, landscapers, pest control companies, and gardeners. The symptoms may be confused with other causes such as lethal yellowing disease (Candidatus palmae...

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1/19/21
BHS: The Evolving Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing concern for non-profits of all sizes but can be prevented with strategic risk management practices to counter these attacks and protect critical infrastructure and data. As they say “it is not a matter of if, but when” you will...

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12/17/19
Lightning Protection for Trees

Thousands of trees are struck by lightning every year. These trees will have varying degrees of damage ranging from complete shattering and destruction of the tree, to a slow lingering death, to virtually no apparent damage at all (Figure 1). When...

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12/12/19
Conifer Care

Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape. However, conifers including certain species of spruce, pine, hemlock, cedar and fir planted in northern areas of North...

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11/14/19
Bartlett: Mulch Application Guidelines

Mulches provide many benefits for trees and shrubs. Properly applied mulch will moderate soil temperatures, reduce soil moisture loss, reduce soil compaction, provide nutrients, improve soil structure, foster beneficial microbial communities, and keep...

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10/15/19

 

 
 
Soil Moisture Meters Influence Landscape Water Use

In response to drought conditions, urban population growth, and dwindling water supplies in Utah, Utah State University (USU) Extension implemented a study using soil moisture meters. USU Extension distributed free soil moisture meters to residents...

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8/2/19

 

 
 
UC ANR Research and Education Influences Landscape Water Conservation and Public Policy

UC has been heavily involved in research and extension efforts impacting landscape water conservation legislation for over 30 years. In 1981, UC implemented the California Irrigation Management Information System, a network of weather stations that...

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3/5/19
Mulch Type and Depth, Herbicide Formulation, and Postapplication Irrigation Volume Influence on Control of Common Landscape Weed Species

Mulch is often applied in landscape planting beds for weed control, but little research has focused specifically on mulch and preemergence (PRE) herbicide combinations. The objectives of this research were to determine the efficacy of herbicide + mulch...

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2/22/19
Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts. Life cycle...

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2/21/19
Natural Areas Management Plan for Matthaei Botanical Gardens: Nichols Arboretum, Horner- McLaughlin Woods, and Mud Lake Bog Cody

The purpose of a Natural Areas Land Management Plan for the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is to create a forward-focused systematic document that covers the most essential topics for land management. The ecological history of...

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12/28/18
Public Garden Article: Recipe For a Successful Garden: Management, Design, Maintenance

Sound master planning for an arboretum starts with an assessment of the existing landscape and leads to an integrated package of management (longterm operations planning), design (the realization of the new visions), and maintenance (day-to-day...

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11/5/15