Glabrous

gla·brous (glā’brəs) Smooth without hairiness or roughness. gla·brous   (glā’brəs) Glabrous. Smooth without hairiness or...

Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)

The Japanese Cedar, not a true cedar, is a beautiful evergreen and is a worthy consideration when looking for alternatives to more common evergreen selections. Hardy in zones 5-9 this conifer develops a dense pyramidal or conical habit. Overall mature height is about...

Planting Trees for Energy Efficiency

When it comes to comfort and efficiency, the beauty of trees is matched by their utility. Strategically planted trees around your home create a beautiful landscape while also providing energy savings all year round. Deciduous trees that shed leaves in the autumn can...

Stay Safe! Working Near Power Lines

Here are some helpful safety tips to keep in mind when working outdoors near power lines. Assume all overhead and buried lines are energized or carrying electricity. Never touch any line hanging from a power pole or laying on the ground, or anything it is touching....

Aphids

Aphids may be green, black, brown, red, pink, or some other color. These pear-shaped insects are slow moving and range in size from 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. They have conspicuous slender antennae and near the rear end of the abdomen there are two tubes called cornicles....