Environment
Coyote, photo by Alfred Viola, bugwood.org
In acknowledging National Wildlife Week, #nationalwildlifeweek, it seems fitting to place this post regarding several concerned questions that we receive on coyotes. While folks are quick to recognize the call of spring peepers, or the song of robins, they are surprised to know other types of wildlife can call their backyard home.
Hardwood lumber.
Hardwood lumber grades are the basis for the selling and purchasing of hardwood lumber. This session March 29th will provide registrants with a quick understanding of grading concepts, terminology, and pricing. Registrants will have a hands-on opportunity to practice grading.
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This new video featuring Dr. Dan Cassens gives comprehensive details about preferred tree species as well as characteristics, including defects, that are important to the veneer industry.
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The hellbenders, also known as snot otter or mud-devil, continue to decline. You can help this endangered species by sharing these fun resources: brochures, lesson plans, videos and games.
Property owners with questions about woodland and wildlife management are encouraged to attend the Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop. The workshop will be held March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Boone County Enrichment Center, 1955 Burlington Pike in Burlington, Kentucky, two hours south of Indianapolis.
picture of grapes
After two months of unusually warm conditions throughout Indiana, state climatologists based at Purdue University believe temperatures will slowly return to seasonal norms over the next month, which is good news for fruit growers and home gardeners concerned that their plants might be emerging too quickly.
Storm damage, trees down
Many tree owners are faced with the decision of what to do with their trees relative to restoration or removal. This requires the expertise of trained, professional arborists to assist with the decision making regarding the best course of action.

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