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Not everything needs a hair cut before winter
It's tempting to prune up the tree branches, but it's better to just leave them alone for now Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says after the...
The Hession family is growing black walnuts for the furniture industry
Hession Farms is a multi-generation corn farm in Brownsburg, Indiana. Anthony Hession says until about 20-years ago, the family also had property in a flood plain that they couldn’t do much...
Consider planting new trees under existing trees
The next time you take a walk in the woods, notice how the trees are situated. They’re not standing alone, right? They’re layered. Mother Nature likes to weave understory trees and shrubs...
How to make the most of your garden this fall!
It's mushroom hunting season! Spring brings these tasty morsels out from hiding.
Find ways to let nature take its course
After pruning, a heavy storm or high winds, you might be wondering what to do with all the tree branches that are laying on the ground – or maybe even the tree itself. Jesse Randall is...
Know how and when to offer first aid to your plants so you don’t damage them further
Seeing tree branches broken on the ground or hanging by a thread after a hefty ice or snowstorm is heartbreaking. We have several beautiful trees that have had their shapes altered forever....
Being a good steward of the forest on your land starts with solid planning
People own forested land for many reasons, including income from the wood, recreational purposes, and aesthetics. You can’t afford to ignore the value of this asset, so a well-prepared forest...
There are insecticidal options to protect your ash trees
The emerald ash borer is a huge threat to ash trees. It's slowly munching its way from-state-to-state. The pest kills both stressed and healthy trees and is so aggresive, a tree may die within...
Humor columnist Brent Olson shares his wit and wisdom.
Download this FREE special collection of Brent Olson's columns for Living the Country Life magazine. You'll enjoy Brent's reflections on life, family, prairie, and winter in Minnesota!