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Q: This week we were given two bags of crimson clover from two different people who know a lot about gardens. We live in Gates. According to the packages we missed the prime window for broadcasting the seeds. Is it still fine to use them this fall, or should we wait until the spring?
Q: I have 20 acres on the edge of the Beachie Creek fire. I lost my barn and quite a few trees. I just need help in assessing which I should save and those that I should have harvested...if at all possible. Can you point me in the right direction? Several areas were involved.
Q: I have a wide variety of trees and shrubs on my 1/3 acre, some of which may be hazardous and too close to my home. I would like to consider replacing the more-hazardous, with fire-resistant selections. Do you have lists of trees and shrubs with regard to fire safety rating?