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Engage Nature for Good Health

[Article written by Lloyd Singleton for the Wilmington Star-News, March 27, 2020] Regardless of age or culture, humans find nature …

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General Pruning Techniques

This third in a series on pruning offers general tips on pruning most landscape plants.

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Communities Thrive on Trees

This brochure describes the economic, environmental and health benefits that urban trees provide to a …

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Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

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Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

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Who Is Responsible for the Trees? A Citizen Guide to Trees in the Community

This publication provides guidance on who is responsible for the maintenance and care of public …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Durable athletic fields begin with sound construction and careful planning. Good management practices can increase …

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Baseball Field Layout and Construction

Knowing a few basics and having some appropriate tools is all that is necessary before …

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