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Due to the nature of the topic and the wide range of information available, in order to cover only a tiny bit of it properly, some of the websites included here may have a commercial element in addition to the excellent information they provide.  Such inclusion does not constitute an endorsement of product or service by  Sites are included for information value only.



Answers about: Trees and Shrubs __ You will find a wealth of information about trees and shrubs. Some of the topics you will find are "Planting Trees and Shrubs," "Dutch Elm Disease," "Pruning Evergreens," and many more. - From North Dakota State University - 

Arid Zone Trees __ Learn about the types of tree to grow in a dry climate. There are pictures and descriptions. - illustrated - From - 

Backyard Fruit Growers __ This site is intended as an exchange for amateur fruit tree growers and contains a picture gallery, current and future events calendar for the area, online catalogs, and membership information. - illustrated - From Bill Dailey - 

Bahiagrass - Turfgrass, lawn and pasture seed information. __ You will find a ton of information. The advantages and disadvantages of many types of grasses are discussed, along with the proper care and types of disease control. - illustrated - From - 



Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden __ Autumn is the the best time to plant trees so they have time to recover from the shock and prepare for the burst of new growth in spring. Just one of the many bits of advice you will find here. You will also find links to related materials. - illustrated - From Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden - 
Deciduous Tree Diseases __ "Many tree problems are caused by the action of one or more living organisms. Organisms which cause disease are called pathogens. The most common tree pathogens are fungi, a large and diverse group of plants lacking chlorophyll which derive their nourishment by parasitizing green plants, thereby causing disease. Most fungi are microscopic, but a few, especially the wood-rotting fungi, produce large, often colorful, fruiting bodies as mushrooms or conks. Some tree diseases are also caused by bacteria and viruses." Learn how to identify and correct the problems. - From North Dakota State University - 

Diseases and Related Problems of Evergreens __ "The problems described in this circular are in two categories: 1) Environmental Injuries including winterkill, sunscorch, sunscald, animal injury and root disturbance; 2) Pathological Disorders (diseases) including Needle Casts, Shoot Blights, and Cankers and other Stem Diseases." - From North Dakota State University - 



Dutch Elm Disease __ "Dutch elm disease was first found in the United States in Ohio in 1930. It has now spread throughout North America and has destroyed over half the elm trees in the northern United Sates. The disease has been reported in all states except the desert Southwest." Learn what can be done. - From North Dakota state University - 

How Trees Work __ This site is specific to Elm trees and there is a lot of information and links to articles on caring for Elms. - illustrated - From - 

Fertilizing Trees __ "Fertilizer applications are used during the growing season to improve the health and appearance of trees. Most deciduous trees should be fertilized once every one to two years. Evergreens may be fertilized in the spring, but less often than other trees." Learn much more. - From North Dakota State University-
General Lawn Care Tips and Reminders __ Get seasonal tips about watering, mowing, thatch, crabgrass, weeds, mold, and more for your lawn. - From - 

Home-Yard Landscaping; The Most Frequent Planting Blunders __ How many of the blunders here have you accomplished? I think I've done most all. You will find some excellent information. - From - 


How to Prune Trees __ "The objective of pruning is to produce strong, healthy, attractive plants. By understanding how, when and why to prune, and by following a few simple principles, this objective can be achieved." You can learn here. - illustrated - From US Forest Service - 

Lawn Care Tips __ "Get out your gardening gloves. Taking care of your lawn is as important as taking care of your house. The experts at TruGreen-ChemLawn give you tips on everything from when to mow your lawn to using the proper fertilizer." - illustrated - From - 



Lawn Diseases __ "Turf diseases can be serious when weather and/or lawn management favor disease development. Plant diseases, including the common lawn diseases described in this publication, develop when several conditions occur simultaneously and persist. Fungi, the most common cause of lawn diseases, are microscopic, thread-like organisms that spread by means of air- or water-borne spores. The spores function like seeds, producing new infections whenever the environment is favorable for a period of time and the host is susceptible." Learn how to prevent or treat the problem. - From North Dakota State University - 
Lawnmasters Lawn Care Tips __ "This is the spot for lawn care information. We hope to provide some helpful information to make your lawn look better. If you don't find the information you need, check back again as we are updating the page constantly. This page is provided solely for the information of lawn care fans. We hope you enjoy." - From - 

Lawns __ You will find several click-to-read articles about several lawn problems and how to correct them. - From North Dakota State University - 

National Christmas Tree Association __ Learn all about the different types of Christmas trees. The different tree types are discussed, offering a description of each tree, photo, range, propagation, and uses. Teachers will find lesson plans, puzzles, games for the kids, and more. - illustrated - From - 

Tree Care Industry Association __ "Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) supports commercial arborists and promotes the tree care profession with safety, education and management information for tree and landscape professionals." You will find a ton of information related to professional tree care. - illustrated - From - 

Organic Lawn Care Guide __ A guide to organic lawn care to avoid using pesticides on your lawn. - From - 

Power Line Compatible Tree and Shrub Selections __ "Everyone loves large, stately, picturesque trees, but the nicest species can become a problem if planted under, or too near, overhead power lines. Eventually they will need severe pruning, which, even in the hands of experts, can lead to disfigurement. Ultimately, the trees are removed and conspicuous space is left in the landscape setting, decreasing property value...This would be unnecessary if the proper species of tree or shrub were selected in the first place." Learn what is best for your situation. - From North Dakota State University -


Sidewalks and Trees __ "How many times have you gone for a walk and noticed sidewalks cracked or heaved out of place because of tree roots? Unfortunately this problem is all too common. Not only are the damaged sidewalks a potential accident for pedestrians, correcting the situation can be damaging to the tree. Prevention is the best possible way to avoid having to deal with problem tree root systems." Learn about the problem and how to avoid it in the first place. - From Iowa State University - 

Trees and Shrubs __ Guides about growing trees and identifying them. - From University of Saskatchewan - 

Trees and Shrubs __ Guides about growing trees and identifying them. - From Washington State University - all that your yard can be __ Information is included on grass selection, lawn restoration, starting a lawn, maintenance, weed control, lawn diseases and pests. - illustrated - From - 


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