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Spring Compost Sales

April 24, 2017

Gardeners! UConn CAHNR spring compost sales will begin on Friday, May 12th. The cost will remain $25 per yard and no upper or lower limits to what one can buy. The hours will be Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:30pm until they sell out.

Controlling Oriental Bittersweet

April 21, 2017

Controlling Oriental Bittersweet By Donna Ellis, Senior Extension Educator This article was originally published in a longer format in the Eastern CT Forest Landowners Assn. Newsletter 39(1):1-3; 5.   Connecticut’s fields, forests, suburban backyards, and urban parks are under threat, imperiled by non-native plants from the faraway continents of Europe and Asia or in some cases […]

Mulch Volcanoes: A Growing Problem

April 19, 2017

This is a re-post from October 9, 2013. As the weather gets warmer, the problem is resurfacing. UConn Extension has noticed a growing problem in Connecticut landscapes – tree volcanoes. A tree volcano occurs when mulch is piled around the base of the tree and climbs up the trunk. The shape of the mulch resembles a […]


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