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Will Not Be Fooled Again

Will Not Be Fooled Again

About ten years ago, the bushes in front of this house looked like the picture above. It was spring and the leafs were dried out and brown. It was assumed the bushes were dead. One bush was dug up, put it in a large pot and placed it in an out of way spot in the yard. A replacement bush was purchased and planted. About…

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Why Do Trees Drop Their Leafs?

Why Do Trees Drop Their Leafs?

Believe it or not, the closest relative to the whale is the Hippopotamus. What does this have to do with tree dropping leaves? Over time, animals and plants adapt to environmental change or to take advantage of an opportunity to better thrive. A great example of biological advantage is when the Pakicetus, an amphibious mammal that lived 47 million years, evolved into the Ambulocetus. The…

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Potential $1 Billion Economic Impact of The Emerald Ash Borer on Denver County

This blog is based on readings from the multi-state bulletin put out by the North Central Integrated Pest Management in 2009 and an article published in the ISA Arboriculture and Urban Forestry publication in 2007. See bibliography and links to the articles below. The North Central part of the United States has been dealing with the EAB the longest. Colorado can build upon the knowledge…

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Anatomy of the Tree

The Anatomy of the Tree Lets take you back to your first biology class in junior high school. In the botany section , trees were discussed. A tree has three parts – roots, trunk and crown. Roots – The tree root system anchors the tree to the ground. Its root hairs take up water and minerals that the tree needs to grow. Trunk – The…

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