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Forestry douses hot spot left over from Funny River wildfire

...the people recreate in the burned areas, they should watch for hot spots and other dangers like trees with weakened root systems and ash pits. "One thing we look for when we go out is obviously visible smoke. The other thing we look for is white...
For a different bulb, try planting alliums you would any other spring-blooming bulb. Wait until the weather cools to allow them several weeks to develop a root system before the ground freezes, Langeveld says.The bulbs should be planted at least 6 to 8 inches deep, even deeper for...
Group clears brush for moose benefit, plant regeneration the ground, is time sensitive. Spraker said the trimming must occur before the nutrients stored in the plant's root system release and trigger new growth brought on by the Alaska summer. From one stump may sprout up to 15 new stems, Spraker...
Springtime presents opportunities to learn about invasive plants

...clusters at the ends of the branches. It can grow up to five feet tall and forms dense colonies with its extensive root system. Orange hawkweed and Canada thistle can cause skin and respiratory problems, restrict recreational land use, and...
Time to be fire wise

...grasses carry fire underneath the healthy, living green vegetation, Roesch said. The fires burn deeper and into the root systems of trees. As a result, it takes longer to suppress a fire, she said. "Although, Alaska fires are predominantly...
Narrowleaf hawksbeard (Crepis tectorum)

...easily spread into riparian areas. This yellow flower is blooming right now and can be easily pulled as it has a shallow root system. Removal of this plant will help stop its spread as it will not go to seed. Do not compost these blossoms as the seed...
Going green: It works with tomatoes, too

...pick the entire tomato plant, Clayton said. "You pull it up roots and all, hang it upside down and then as that root system dries down and the foliage dries down, they move all the sugars that are stored in there into the fruits," she said...


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