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Spring blooms may fade and wilt away, but the enjoyment of a picture, a memory of a scent or a time and place can last a lifetime. We asked Living the Country Life Facebook readers to tell us about...
Weed trees are trees growing where they don't belong
Walk around your land periodically to be on the lookout for any tree saplings that are sprouting up where you don’t want them. It's a lot easier to get rid of them when they’re...
It isn’t often that an evergreen tree needs pruning, but sometimes a haircut is necessary
The best time for pruning evergreen trees is early spring through mid-April, although you can remove dead, diseased, or broken branches anytime. A couple of factors on whether or not to prune an...
With some observation, you can learn about its past
Every woodland has a story of how it came to be. If the land has been in the family for some time, you’ve probably heard tales about the tornado that wiped out the trees or when a fire roared...
By late summer the leaves on most trees look like they’ve seen better days, but for the most part, that’s okay
The leaves on the linden tree in my back yard are looking pretty chewed up. They’re shredded and have lots of holes in them. This is normal for that tree, but some people become alarmed by what...
The mature trees on your property might be worth some money
Part of a forest management plan often involves marketing the mature trees. You can make a lot of money from your woodland. However, do not have a timber sale by yourself.  Most people don...
Spring is here! Now let's get to work!
April showers bring May flowers, and April garden chores help determine how your garden will fare all summer. Here's a list of chores broken down by region: Pacific Northwest Southern...
Trees can make great fence posts
Using trees as living fence posts saves you time and money when putting up a fence. A disadvantage is you don’t get to pick where the posts should go and you can’t be obsessed with...
Native trees are what bees and butterflies prefer
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch,...
Water evergreens now to avoid brown needles in the spring
Despite the cold, harsh conditions of winter, your evergreens are still transpiring and need to have that lost water replaced. If moisture lost through the needles is higher than what the tree is...