Upper South

November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden


What's On Your Gardening Wish List?

As you've cleaned, pruned, weeded, and raked the garden in the last couple of weeks, you've had lots of time to notice and think about what's working, as well as what aspects could be improved. If you've managed to also go shopping, no doubt you've...
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Web Finds

Mulching Trees and Shrubs When used correctly, a mulch layer around trees and shrubs is one of the most important things...

Tool or Gardening Product

Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer Some people may argue that string trimming is not gardening, nor is string trimming and the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Make Successive Plantings of Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Fertilize Trees and Shrubs
  • Prevent Perennials Becoming Uprooted
  • Cook with Pumpkins and Winter Squash

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