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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.
Magnolia tree.
Growth of a tree or flower is the result of the weather and the perpetuation of its natural growth cycle. To store sufficient resources for the following year, trees use the winter season as an opportunity to shuttle nutrients to their roots.
Spotted salamander
Awareness of the Eastern Hellbender is growing due to the decline in numbers. Extension specialists receive reports of a "hellbender" that is found in a barn, or on a basement floor, crawling across a driveway, or occasionally in a pond. Here are some resources to help identify these large salamanders.
Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package, 4-books
Learn about reptiles and amphibians with the Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package. The four books share information on each species and includes full-color photos, physical descriptions, list of similar species, and descriptions of important aspects of their ecology and behavior.
Rainscaping Education Program logo
Extension professionals around the state have the opportunity to receive training on hosting a Purdue Rainscaping Education Program in their county or region.
Drawing of sleeping tree, pixby.com.
Nearly all creatures exhibit differing behavior during the day and night. Is it possible that despite the carbon reinforced bark trees do the same thing? New research says "Yes!"
Stream with bank erosion.
It's Arbor Day again, and it's time to celebrate the importance of trees.Trees not only benefit people, they benefit aquatic wildlife like the Hellbender salamander.

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