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Les Palmer: All about the black spruce

...leaning over the water probably is a black spruce. A scraggly evergreen that looks like it was designed by Dr. Seuss, it's also...scruffy looks give it character that's lacking in other evergreens. Smaller specimens are useful as walking sticks, campfire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-06/les-palmer-all-about-the-black-s
Outdoors
Add 'walkables' to our home landscape

...Columbia. The company's line of "Jeepers Creepers" includes around 100 varieties of low-to-the-ground herbs, mints, evergreens, ivy, moss and more."I like them for lawn repair or replacement," he said, adding that he stripped 900 square feet...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-24/add-walkables-to-our-home-landsc
Outdoors
Allergies can put crimp in gardening

...respirators on each side of your face."- Planting sites: Be careful where you grow things. "It's a common practice to use evergreens as foundation plants, yet they're pretty allergy-making," Weber said. "Imagine somebody sensitive having a juniper...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-07/allergies-can-put-crimp-in-garde
Outdoors
Showshoe hares and moose interact to change browse

...moose populations down, help slow down plant succession from low-toxicity deciduous woody vegetation toward high-toxicity evergreens like spruce. The model showed that reductions in wolf densities could accelerate the normal transition from deciduous vegetation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-03-14/showshoe-hares-and-moose-interac
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HEA debuts Nikiski energy facility

...employees attended the dedication ceremony and subsequent tours, Thursday in Nikiski. Each person was required to wear an evergreen colored hard hat, neon earplugs and clear goggles near the behemoth machinery. The Nikiski plant has been generating energy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-01-2
News
Aspens not safe from infestations

...ease having birch and aspen trees on their lots as the spruce bark beetle feasted wildly, bringing death to most of their evergreens. Then came the birch leaf miners a year or two ago, munching the life out of their birch trees. Now even those fortunate...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071507/news_3090.shtml
Outdoor Safety Measures

...around. Keep all highly flammable, resinous or dry plants at least 30 feet from your home. These include all species of evergreens. Replace these with low-resin, moist plants that grow close to the ground and will not accumulate dead leaves or twigs...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030400/dis_030400dis010b.shtml
disaster
'Defensible space' helps shield homes from wildfire

...and fuels be moved away, but also dead or easily burned trees. All evergreens are more flammable than the birches, the aspens and the alders, Malmquist said. All evergreens should be removed. Roesch said that having defensible space doesn...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030400/dis_030400dis020.shtml
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In praise of the sound

...adjust to it. Prince William Sound is a place of many contrasts. There's the contrast between the white snow and the dark evergreens. There's the contrast between the hang-on-with-both-hands seas that can develop in foul weather and the dancing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121109/out_481369694.shtml
Bring the outdoors in: Holiday garnishes can be found in your back yard

...will stand out against more traditional evergreen bows. And moss, more common than not...allow time to hydrate your materials." Evergreen trees this time of year are dormant...should be plunged into warm water, while evergreens and other items plucked from the outdoors...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122409/out_488899749.shtml

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