The Lake County Indiana Master Gardener organization is in its twelve year of providing scholarships to undergraduate college/university students from Lake County Indiana majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, and Entomology. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered if the applicant provides a one paragraph description of how they will use their major to promote the objectives
This winter has proven to be harsh on many plants, but especially so on Sweet Gum Trees. While most plants might have some leaf burn or browning or some dieback, it appears the Sweet Gum trees may have taken a severe hit. So far across the state, it's being noted by various Extension Educators that those trees are not coming out of dormancy.