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Autumn Tree Planting

The transition of leaf color is full of symbolism and marks an end of the growing season.  While we may associate this time of year with death and an end to the growing season it is actually the best time of year to start trees in our landscape.  When correctly…
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Playground Improvement Grant

The Georgia Forestry Commission’s “Making the Shade Program” is designed to create healthier, safer playgrounds in communities across Georgia.  Playgrounds are often in open, sun-drenched areas and playground equipment and mats conduct thermal heat to incredible levels, often over 130 degrees.   This program can provide technical and financial assistance…
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Interview Series: Cox Arboretum

Cox Arboretum Cox Arboretum is a private arboretum created by Tom and Evelyn Cox with over 4,000 living specimens, many of which are critically endangered.  In addition to the beautiful plants, particularly conifers, it is a unique and diverse habitat with natural streams, lake, spring and stream fed pond, and…
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Edible Landscaping

During a vacation in France last year I had an awakening of sorts in terms of my philosophy on garden design and plant selection.  A number of the gardens and public parks that we visited incorporated vegetables like Swiss chard and kale in with annual flower plantings.  As an avid…
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