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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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  • Apple Branch

    Winter is an excellent time to plant fruit trees, with February being an ideal time to train and prune any existing tree fruits in the landscape, such as apple, pear, peach and plum. In fact, training and pruning have such a long list of benefits, they are home fruit management activities that you don’t want…

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  • Oakleaf Hydrangea

    Through a combination of practice and general horticultural knowledge, a homeowner can become quite adept at tending their ornamental landscape plant; however, for some gardeners, pruning may continue to be troublesome. Afterall, many plants have their own growth habit and may have a different requirement for pruning than other plants in the landscape. For example,…

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