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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Read About Some of the New Varieties of Trees and Shrubs on Offer for This Year’s Tree & Shrub Sale

We’re changing things up.  In an effort to increase canopy diversity for disease and climate resilience, we’re embarking on a program of periodically changing the tree and shrub varieties we will be offering.  While w...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Don’t Delay - Prune Trees Now to Avoid Spreading Disease

Pruning opens wounds on a tree which attract insects that spread diseases like Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease.  Prune trees before April 1, the time when insects start to become active.Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Do You Have an Ash Tree? Learn About Emerald Ash Borer at Free Workshops in February & March...

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff will be leading free EAB Field Workshops in Rochester, Saint Paul, and the Duluth area. These hour-long outdoor workshops will provide an opportunity to get a firsthand look at EAB-infested trees and will as...Read on...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Alimagnet Lake Aerator is On for the Season - Watch for Areas of Thin Ice and Open Water

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes.  Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice.Read on...

More About Winter Lake Aeration...
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Beware of Thin Ice and Open Water: Farquar Lake Aerator is On for the Season

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes.  Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice.Read on...

More About Winter Lake Aeration...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Free Gardening Workshops

Landscaping for Clean Water workshops are being offered by Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District this winter and spring.  The free Introductory Workshop provides an overview of water quality challenges in Dakota County and how native...

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