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Daily American Staff WriterThough it has been nine years since Greg Painter and his wife first started selling Christmas trees, their passion for the seasonal enterprise remains evergreen. "We love all the people," he said. "It's just a joy having the people come out here and...
Robert and Wilma Muir, owners of Deer Creek Valley Tree Farm in Street, have once again provided a large white pine Christmas tree for display outside the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters in Annapolis. Maryland Agriculture Secretary...
Tags: Religious Festivals, Holidays
Even if Minnesota's drought ended tomorrow, the dry conditions of the past two summers may haunt Christmases yet to come. Christmas tree growers say the lack of late summer and fall rains this year and last knocked out many newly planted trees,...
Your recycling bin is filled twice as high as your garbage bin. You buy carbon offsets to make up for the climate havoc caused by your jet-setting ways. You would no more be caught buying non-organic produce than taking it home in a plastic bag from the...
Fire investigators have determined that discarded ashes from a wood stove sparked a brush fire Monday on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County. The fire burned 13 acres. After all natural causes for the fire were ruled out, investigators determined that a...
South Dakota is situated on the sub-arid high plains of the United States and the main native vegetation is made up of grasses and forbs. The few trees that grow naturally in the state grow along rivers, creeks and drainage ways and swales. The advent...
RAPID CITY (AP) - The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement. The plan developed over more than a...
Tags: John Thune, Tim Johnson
There may not be snow on the ground, but the cold spell forecast over the next week should help area ski resorts make enough snow for thousands of Alpine skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. When people think of snow sports, thoughts generally turn first...
Live Christmas tree: Use a plantable tree indoors for only a few days, then enjoy it for years to come outdoorsStill haven't selected your tree for the holidays? Prefer to wait and display your tree closer to Christmas? Then you should consider a live Christmas tree, suggests the International Society of Arboriculture in a news release. Live Christmas trees...
Those who work with Lois Beckner know to avoid her if they hear Mozart's “Requiem” coming from her office. Beckner turns on that piece of music when she's working under a deadline for the Parks & Rec Guide, the thrice-yearly brochure put...
Tags: Artists, Entertainment, ARCC (music group), Music, Arts
The drought of 2012 could have a profound impact on Indiana's Christmas tree production, but not this year, according to tree farmers who spoke with Fox59 News. Tom Dull, who has owned Dull's Tree Farm in Thorntown, Ind., for 28 years, said the drought...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Droughts
Recently, the improper disposal of ashes from fireplaces and woodstoves caused several wildland fires, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry. Wood ashes retain enough heat to ignite other combustible materials for several...
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