Filed under Trees and Shrubs

Regional Plant-Related Event

Brookings, S.D. – Growers, processors, chefs and consumers passionate about local foods are invited to register for the 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). This regional event will provide networking opportunities, roundtables, speaker panels and educational sessions on marketing, production, business, and food sovereignty. The 2018 SDLFC is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel … Continue reading

Emerald Ash Borer: Insecticide Management Options

Dr. John Ball provides information about how to identify a tree infested with Emerald Ash Borer. Dr. Ball is Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist and SDSU Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department. His extensive experience with trees of this region is an asset for helping those … Continue reading

Yankton Makes Plans for Emerald Ash Borer

Yankton is preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), though it may not be confirmed in this city for years. Ash trees are common in this region. Todd Larson, director of Yankton Parks & Recreation, shares the current Yankton plan for public ash trees. His discussion of Yankton’s response to EAB was published earlier in … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day– June 15th

For our Garden Bloggers Bloom Day—June 15th, we walked on a nature trail Lewis & Clark Recreation Area by the Missouri River. It’s in a USDA Zone 4-5a region and summer is approaching here. Lots of native gray twig dogwood trees are in bloom, especially where the small trees or shrubs are understory or protected … Continue reading

What About Compost?

Even in our busy lives, when we plant, we try to improve the soil as we go. Amending soil can be as simple as mulching with chemical-free grass clippings and turning under the clippings in garden clean up at the end of the season. When we plant, perhaps we add a scoop of compost to … Continue reading

Plants on a Winter Walk

It’s this kind of day for bunnies here. For deer and turkeys and other wildlife too. For us humans, though, it’s lots of windshield time, not out in nature. Our local parks exist for helping us connect with nature on a simple walk. Let’s take a walk by a couple of area parks to see … Continue reading