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Agriculture & Natural Resources Updates for Fannin & Gilmer Counties


  • Crape Mrytle image

    Pruning season has kicked off with a fury, as all around I’m seeing crape myrtles with their proverbial heads lopped off. The most natural and beautiful crape myrtle trees result from limited or no pruning, yet one of the most common misconceptions I come across as a County Extension agent is that folks think crape…

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  • Do you have an evil force in your yard that grows more powerful from the warmth of each passing day? English ivy (Hedera helix), Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum), kudzu (Pueraria montana), Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), and oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) are all nonnative, invasive vines of concern in our Georgia landscapes, but there are…

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  • Tulip Poplars

    We all know that providing flowers is one way to help local pollinators. And with this in mind, thoughts of pollinator habitats conjure up images of sprawling wildflower meadows or colorful gardens blooming in the full sunlight. While these types of habitats are as great for pollinators as they are beautiful, homeowners surrounded by shade…

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