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Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oct 25, 2018
Scientists studying the valuable, but vulnerable, black cottonwood poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.

By Chris Branam
Oct 25, 2018

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Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs

Maintenance is essential for the performance of wood roofs. Roofs need to be regularly cleaned of all leaf litter, conifer needles, and debris to limit the growth of organisms such as mosses and lichens. Cleaning solutions, surface treatments, fungal and moss control materials are also discussed.

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Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oct 25, 2018
Scientists studying the valuable, but vulnerable, black cottonwood poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.

By Chris Branam
Oct 25, 2018

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I am looking for some good sources to use rough sawed juniper for landscaping elements of design for our home. Do you have some suggestions, or a good alternative that is not toxic for edible landscaping?

By Scott Leavengood