NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND yes the leaves are changing. but why?
ever wondered exactly the cause for leave's to change? The ND Forest Service explains here:
WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR?
Bottineau People look forward to the exciting changes in tree color each f... Posted on 9/17/10 at 10:59 AM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Leaf Spots are Sprouting in the Vegetable Garden
This summer early warm weather and frequent rain alternating with sunny days have created conditions allowing vegetable gardens to flourish. Many gardeners are amazed at the size of their tomato and c... Posted on 7/22/10 at 5:15 AM
At the beginning of the major league baseball season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) teamed up with the Minnesota Twins to launch “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree,” an innovative partnership that has given both sports fans and outdoors enthusiasts good reasons to cheer.
The hillsides in and around Duluth are yellow, with bursts of orange and red, interspersed with the dark green of the pine trees and the duller green that lingers in the leaves of some deciduous trees.
For Fargo-Moorhead residents, today’s forecast calls for warm and sunny – with a strong chance of ash leaves.
Foliage is falling from metro-area ash trees in far greater amounts than usual, as the disease ash anthracnose takes it annual toll on the hardwood.
“Basically, what you see when you drive down some of these neighborhoods is it’s raining leaves,” Fargo City Forester Scott Liudahl said.
Recent wet weather created ideal conditions for the fungus that causes the disease to flourish, he said.
Some of our holiday traditions involve plants: for many, the poinsettia flowers and branches from holly — with its leaves and red berries — are an expected part of the season. Conifers play a role as well.
Minnesota agriculture officials have modified the state quarantine issued in Hennepin, Ramsey and Houston counties designed to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) tree pest. A temporary emergency quarantine was established in June when EAB was discovered in or near these counties.
With an estimated 900 million ash trees in Minnesota — second only to Maine — many more homeowners face the bleak certainty of losing treasured trees to the emerald ash borer, which has already killed millions of trees in 11 other states.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is setting nearly 27,000 gypsy moth traps across eastern Minnesota this spring as part of its annual program to monitor Minnesota’s forests and urban areas for new infestations by the destructive tree pest.
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