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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Ideas & solutions

I could call this Frequently Asked Questions, but not all of them are that frequently asked. Some of them are here because they ought to be asked. The range runs roughly from "Help I need something now" to long range planning and stewardship.

Instant Forest You have an acreage that is bald prairie. You want instant forest. But your wallet is on a diet from the unexpected new house expenses.

Skinny Trees Small city lots need narrow trees for all sorts of reasons. Here's a comparison.

Hedges Hedges are really shelterbelts writ small. A short discussion on why we plant hedges, and a listing of shrubs of various heights.

Edible Landscaping gives you pointers on making your own food forest, and some of the gotchas that go with it.

Fall Colour The flowers are pretty much done. But fall can be the most colourful season of the year.

Winter Interest We have so much winter. Here are some things you can do to liven it up.

Micro Climate How we landscape can change the climate around our house, reducing winter heating costs, making the place more pleasant in summer, extending the growing season, and making it possible to grow things we otherwise might not be able to.

Naturalizaton You have decided to try to go with just what we have normally in our landscape. Or you figure that if it grows here already, it's adapted to the climate and will do well with minimum care. Or you are in the reclamation business, and want to see what we carry in the native line.

Shelterbelts Sometimes decried as old-fashioned, shelterbelts do more than just control wind erosion.

Agroforestry contains some ideas on how to make effective use of trees in mixed farm operations.

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