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Backyard Woodland After Derecho 2

Backyard woodlands: An important forest resource

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Photo of Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should con-sider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics.…

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Replanting the landscape: Join the ‘unlawning’ movement

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The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Sixth in a series and is written by Kent…

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Tree haulgin

Replanting the landscape: Companies help employees — and their yards

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Six Linn County companies are helping employees rebuild the tree canopy in their yards after the Aug. 10 derecho, which has been named the costliest thunderstorm in modern U.S. history, according to the Washington Post.

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Fall 2020 10X10 Pollinator Zone Test Plots

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Greetings from Monarch Research. In this blog episode, we’d like to share our progress on five sample test plots at the Monarch Research Station showing the various methods to successfully establish native habitat in a 10X10 area (mini-prairie). Each of these examples provide a good approach to this 100SF habitat that can easily be established…

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Monarch on Pollinator

Replanting the landscape: Turn the derecho disaster into opportunity

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Kelli Kennon-Lane. (Photo by Liz Zabel) The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Fourth in a…

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Replanting the lansdcape: Take time to create a plan

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The Gazette is partnering with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Third in a series. The original article was written…

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Replanting the landscape: Defy environmental disasters by the yard

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The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics.  This is the second article in the series, and…

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Jim Hoffman

Replanting the landscape:  How we choose to recover from the derecho matters

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The Gazette is partnering with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a series of columns on elements property owners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics.  In addition to appearing on Sundays in Iowa Today…

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Follow along as local “Ecological Restorationist” accepts the Tallamy Challenge

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Rich and Marion Patterson are great examples of Linn County citizens that are emblematic of the “Tallamy Challenge” by converting over 50% of their unproductive land into Pollinator Zones, or “living landscapes.” A life-long naturist dedicated to ecological restoration, Rich served as the Executive Director of the Indian Creek Nature Center for 35 years, retiring…

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A Radical Rethinking of Your Lawn

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If you’ve joined us for the recent webinars focussing on Pollinator Zones, you’ve heard the message that what you grow in your yard, however large or small it might be, matters a lot.  Both of the recent webinars on pollinators (Pollinator Zones 101 and 201) featured insight by native plant guru Doug Tallamy. Today, we…

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