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Transplant Shock

As a general rule, anytime a tree or shrub dies within the first year of planting, there is usually a root issue involved.  Spring planted trees and shrubs are generally more stressed from summer heat, since their roots are still underdeveloped during the first year.  This results in excessive wilting,…
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Give the gift of knowledge

The gift of knowledge is one that any farmer or gardener can truly appreciate. Research is continually finding new and better ways to deal with the challenges farmers and gardeners face and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications document those recommendations.  A soil sample kit or a UGA Extension publication…
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School Gardens

Over the past year, I’ve been contacted by several elementary and middle schools in Bartow County about starting school gardens! This is an exciting time in education as our local schools work toward becoming certified in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Having a school garden is a natural extension…
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Free Soil

Question: Can I use soil dredged from Allatoona Lake in my vegetable garden? Every winter, the Army Corps of Engineers must use a crane to dredge out silt and sediment from Allatoona Lake.  If you drive by the Knox Bridge boat ramp on highway 20 near Canton, you will see…
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Hazardous Trees

Whenever powerful storms blow through north Georgia, tree removal services and insurance companies often have plenty of work to do.  When a tree branch fails or a tree becomes uprooted, clients often call the Extension office wanting to know why it happened and what went wrong.  Examining storm-damaged trees can…
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