Oak trees are among the toughest, most beautiful, and longest lived trees in both our urban forests and native woodlands. Most people do not realize that oaks can also grow quite rapidly into nice sized shade trees. The misconception is that oaks are slow growing. We are consistently able to get oak trees … Continue Reading ››
It’s that time of year again. The whitetail bucks are out rubbing their antlers on your trees! Young trees, from 1”-6” in diameter, need to be protected with white plastic tree wrap to a height of 4 feet. It’s essential to use white tree wraps that reflect the harsh winter sunlight; using something … Continue Reading ››
We are providing an outlet for the sale of handcrafted plant stands by local woodworker John Gorder. These plant stands are made using the wood from the trees damaged at Leif and Deb Knecht's property during the Rice County tornadoes of 2018. All proceeds will … Continue Reading ››
These highly unusual times during which most of us are staying at home to dial down the spread of Coronavirus have resulted in most of us feeling a bit stir-crazy. For a great many of us a sure fire and pleasant cure for stir crazy is time spent getting our gardens in good … Continue Reading ››
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the University of Minnesota collaborated on the hybridization and selection of Firefall Maple, which I have grown to admire over the past ten years.
My enjoyment of Firefall Maple begins with its very early swelling of chubby reddish buds. Its … Continue Reading ››