Trees and Shrubs
4/9/2013 5:06:10 PM
A lot of things can go wrong when clearing a space for a deer feeder. Read about how to correctly cut branches, where to place the deer feeder and more.
2/27/2013 11:53:10 AM
Enjoying some of what winter has to offer: snow-shoeing, nature, and curling up with a good book.
1/29/2013 12:25:12 PM
Making syrup at home is easy with the right tree sap.
1/29/2013 9:01:02 AM
Chestnut blight affected more tree species than the American chestnut.
1/28/2013 4:00:09 PM
Thousands of volunteers around the country work together to ensure the American chestnut stays alive and well.
11/29/2012 12:27:42 PM
The best fertilizer comes from a combination of organic material, including livestock manure.
11/26/2012 10:27:20 AM
With Christmas season approaching, what kind of Christmas tree is a question that has many answers. Living trees may be ones that live indoors year round or that can be planted after the briefest of times as a Christmas tree.
10/10/2012 2:50:09 PM
In this Hank's Hints blog, learn how to season wood to get the best burn from your firewood.
10/10/2012 1:57:58 PM
In this Hank's Hints blog, learn how to choose the best wood for burning, including BTUs, ease of splitting and more.
10/4/2012 3:26:29 PM
Provide your family with walnuts and pecans by growing nut trees.
8/14/2012 9:58:59 AM
Hank reports on the final assembly and installation of his homemade kitchen island.
4/3/2012 2:49:39 AM
It's strange how something can be tied so intimately to the past, present and future - all at the same time.
3/9/2012 12:21:43 PM
Cycle Oregon in Support of Tree Research and Education
3/4/2012 1:55:00 PM
A farm job is never done until we have acted as steward of resources - what we have, we ought to use.
2/15/2012 9:29:03 AM
Iowan talks about decorating the Christmas tree on her family farm with homemade ornaments
2/13/2012 1:26:55 PM
Hank reports on his experience with receiving, setting up and sawing with the Hud-Son Homesteader sawmill.
2/2/2012 2:22:05 PM
Planning a homestead from scratch can be a daunting task.
12/12/2011 10:15:12 AM
Hank reports on building his kitchen island's cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
12/5/2011 9:51:16 AM
Hank reports on building the drawer boxes for his kitchen island using home grown lumber.
11/28/2011 12:01:01 PM
Hank reports on enclosing the sides and bottom of his kitchen island and converting black walnut logs into planks for its top.
11/13/2011 2:51:28 PM
Trees are a beautiful part of any homestead - but they can become a danger if not maintained. Here's how to assess the risks on your rural property.
10/11/2011 9:04:24 AM
Tips to help your lawn and landscape recover from the difficult summer, and spring back into shape next year.
10/7/2011 1:50:27 PM
Many holly varieties are both beautiful and useful. Some of the species in this article grow superior berries, while others make attractive hedges for privacy.
8/30/2011 1:35:42 PM
A trip to the new Husqvarna USA research and development center makes an impression on a chainsaw enthusiast.
8/10/2011 4:40:48 PM
Check out these seven tips on how to sell timber before you decide to harvest and sell the trees on your property.
7/29/2011 12:50:45 PM
Using sap from sugar maple trees, family makes sugar cakes that kept the family alive.
6/13/2011 12:00:22 PM
A few tips for growing pawpaws at your place.
6/13/2011 11:53:10 AM
Roadside farm market has high demand for pawpaws.
6/8/2011 4:30:42 PM
Be sure you have suitable basic pruning tools on hand for pruning chores all times of the year.
4/19/2011 11:20:15 AM
Edible wild fruits offer an unexpected bounty.
4/18/2011 9:34:55 AM
Giving trees as gifts is one way to celebrate special occasions, and receive a lifetime of warm feelings.
4/11/2011 12:45:59 PM
You have plenty to consider if you're in the market for a chipper-shredder.
4/10/2011 11:38:17 PM
One of my pet peeves is the improper trimming of crepe myrtles. Judging by what the hooligans have been getting into, it's going to be a long summer.
4/5/2011 3:09:51 PM
The art and science of pruning, says an expert gardener,
is just a matter of giving plants a day at the spa. Here are five tips to save
4/5/2011 3:06:03 PM
New research into a previously hidden population of elms
shows the trees carry genes resistant to Dutch elm disease, which continues to
4/5/2011 2:48:59 PM
Missouri Botanical Garden, in St. Louis, puts extreme tree houses on
display for its TREEmendous year-long exhibit in recognition of the
International Year of Forests.
4/1/2011 11:13:01 AM
How we make real maple syrup from the sap of our maple trees here in New Hampshire.
3/21/2011 1:11:23 PM
Hank reports on his first experience with the Alaskan chainsaw mill.
3/16/2011 11:14:20 AM
Hank recommends three new-old do it yourself titles.
3/8/2011 10:29:19 AM
At Chiot's Run the first warmup in the spring signals the start of sugaring season.
2/10/2011 11:56:16 AM
Nature's hydroengineers, American Beavers, present several challenges.
2/9/2011 4:27:59 PM
Believe it or not, there are some plants that grow in shade quite well.
12/6/2010 10:44:35 AM
A few trips into the wilderness will net edible wild plants, great flavors for your family's larder.
12/3/2010 11:40:03 AM
Learn more about the Conservation Reserve Program and the choices you have to keep your property environmentally friendly.
12/2/2010 4:07:39 PM
Garden for health by using a productive 30-minute routine to keep you and your vegetable patch fit.
10/4/2010 3:18:37 PM
From clearing brush to bucking firewood, choose the best chainsaw to meet your needs.
8/27/2010 12:33:01 PM
Hank reports on cold, mild and snowy 2011 Farmers Almanac weather predictions.
8/6/2010 3:36:34 PM
Government program helps landowners with costs of enriching their properties and wildlife habitat conservation.
6/14/2010 11:54:32 AM
Hobos riding the rails during the Great Depression found shelter under the branches of a huge live oak tree.
6/8/2010 3:58:23 PM
Focusing on flowering dogwood trees, a new study by Purdue University researchers takes a look at forests in the Eastern United States and how timely burning may help revitalize the ecosystem.
5/14/2010 12:18:30 PM
Mountain Woman learns the difference between a grate and a grater when Mountain Man decides he can’t live without a table grate on his log splitter.
4/26/2010 12:02:21 PM
Hank reports on a marvelous family farm memoir.
4/14/2010 2:57:32 PM
Susy and Mr. Chiots make maple syrup from the sap of their maple trees.
4/6/2010 4:48:06 PM
Shortages of honeybees, among other factors, prompts the research.
3/30/2010 11:58:12 AM
The life and death of a Rosebud Tree.
3/23/2010 4:23:21 PM
Pam and her husband enjoy an abundance of pine trees, and pine straw as a result. It's a blessing on their acreage.
3/23/2010 11:34:08 AM
Although unable to make maple syrup themselves, Lisa and family tour the facilities of friends who do.
3/16/2010 3:49:25 PM
Year-round trimming efforts require proper tools and preparation. Take some time before you start the job this spring; your trees and shrubs will thank you.
2/23/2010 3:25:43 PM
Hank reports on a new plan to help military families, hatched by Mike Rowe and Cub Cadet.
2/8/2010 9:10:51 AM
Mountain Woman introduces us to her life with a logger and craftsman.
2/3/2010 5:03:41 PM
The imagination of our youth shapes our years as an adult.
12/28/2009 11:41:50 AM
Cindy explores language derived from trees.
12/9/2009 2:06:27 PM
Add native plants for carefree and environmentally beneficial landscape.
12/9/2009 1:05:58 PM
Couple’s new start in Hawaii is full of miracles.
12/8/2009 1:26:35 PM
Tap a couple trees and serve delicious, golden goodness on homemade pancakes.
11/3/2009 12:26:03 PM
Learn more about developing and caring for forests during workshops co-sponsored by The Conservation Forestry Network.
10/20/2009 5:10:43 PM
Cindy discusses the new hydrangeas, coneflowers, hostas and plants of the year for 2010.
10/8/2009 4:09:33 PM
The super sour chokecherry is a treat to pick and is easy to turn to jelly and jam.
10/7/2009 3:01:50 PM
Elizabeth and everyone at Loagan Ranch prepare for the frosty nights ahead.
9/17/2009 5:09:44 PM
Cindy takes you on a tour of the nursery where she spends her days.
8/11/2009 4:57:03 PM
To achieve the best autumn colors on your landscape, consider these plants.
8/11/2009 4:33:23 PM
Late season color will make your property look even prettier than last year.
8/11/2009 2:09:49 PM
Heritage apple varieties bring back the flavor of yesterday’s orchards.
7/28/2009 3:41:41 PM
American Forests is asking the public to nominate favorite trees for a place on America’s Historic Tree Register.
7/23/2009 12:40:45 PM
The hillside garden Cindy started in Phase I is finished ... for now.
6/15/2009 3:44:57 PM
Burn your pasture once every two or three years to maximize the health of this resource.
6/15/2009 3:25:20 PM
Tractors and mowers act as a mechanical buffalo to level the playing field for all prairie plants.
5/19/2009 11:33:02 AM
Scent while this tree blooms brings KC a boost of energy.
5/15/2009 11:44:03 AM
Cindy starts planning her new hillside garden with shrubs and thoughts on xeriscaping.
5/1/2009 9:53:41 AM
Hank reports on a new solar-powered drip irrigation system at the National Arboretum.
4/28/2009 5:09:01 PM
Spring and summer outdoor pursuits invariably lead to poison ivy for Caleb.
4/14/2009 10:23:21 AM
Plant black walnut trees and reap the rewards.
3/20/2009 3:52:57 PM
It's natural instinct for the honeybee colony to swarm as a means of reproducing itself.
3/20/2009 7:59:59 AM
Hank is full of joy now that spring is here.
3/16/2009 4:46:30 PM
Andy offers chainsaw safety tips and the correct method for cutting down trees.
3/13/2009 3:46:02 PM
The CCC played a large role in national forests we enjoy today.
3/3/2009 4:57:05 PM
Mom uses dead-elm theory for finding a springtime dinner table delicacy.
3/3/2009 1:40:47 PM
How to take down unwanted trees.
3/3/2009 11:13:36 AM
Northeast regional meeting of The Forest Guild to explore practices and promotion of excellent forestry.
2/24/2009 4:57:35 PM
Cindy gets her pussy willow to bloom indoors while there's snow on the ground outside.
2/24/2009 8:34:52 AM
Hank is excited about the fuel and latex potential of guayule.
2/19/2009 2:05:33 PM
Imported insect pest poses threat to ash trees.
2/2/2009 10:51:13 AM
City offers glimpses into the lives of early settlers.
1/30/2009 5:03:26 PM
Native bee species prefer squash plants when searching for mates.
1/30/2009 4:16:25 PM
These devices will help you diversify your individual trees.
1/30/2009 3:51:05 PM
Graft a few varieties to a single fruit tree and check out new tastes.
1/29/2009 3:58:34 PM
Tips on transplanting seedlings.
1/29/2009 3:41:15 PM
The Arbor Day Foundation offers ideas on ways to celebrate.
1/29/2009 3:18:51 PM
Celebration and planting trees honor spirit of early Nebraska environmentalist.
1/27/2009 3:11:46 PM
Graduate students take note: The Forest Guild is offering an internship working on forest related issues in New Mexico.