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TREES

"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler gets answers about trees from North Dakota State University Extension Forester Joe Zeleznik.
In today's "Growing Together" column, Don Kinzler explains what we should do around the yard this month to keep our trees, shrubs and perennials healthy.
A North Dakota State University program reached a milestone with a tree that can survive in temperatures approaching -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
In today's "Growing Together" column, Don Kinzler explains how national supply chain problems could lead to higher prices, whether you buy artificial or real.

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Ahlin writes, "Trees have lost—or fast are losing—leaves (and glory!) as their skeletons emerge. Pumpkin colored tamaracks, unnoticed earlier this autumn in groves with maple, oak, and ash, suddenly are great plumes of pride. Look at us, they seem to say, we’re the only deciduous conifer in your boreal forests."
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about cutting back ornamental grasses and how to keep a new hydrangea shrub alive through the winter.
As cone-picking tradition fades, more people needed to supply DNR nursery.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers reader questions about a white coating on a local lawn and if there are crack-proof tomato varieties.
The drought had local forestry departments scrambling to water newly planted trees over the summer.
Tryvgve Olson comments on the change of season.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about taking out quackgrass in a lawn and how much water is needed when watering trees this fall.
“Newly-planted trees typically do not have an extensive and well-established root system and may need extra watering a couple of days per week," Fargo's City Forester Scott Liudahl stated via news release.
Readers also ask Don Kinzler questions about using gypsum to improve Red River Valley soil and if it's recommended to water fall-blooming perennials during this dry year.

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