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Native Bees and Honey Bees – Are They Compatible? by Bill Glass

Bill Glass, photo above, is the author of this post: When I worked as the ecologist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, every couple of years we’d get a request from a beekeeper to put out honey bee hives at Midewin. … Continue reading

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GRN workshop August 27-28, 2019

Hold the date! University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Grassland Restoration Network workshop August 27-28, 2019 Widely recognized as the site of historic research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the … Continue reading

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chainsaw safety video

Nice short video by Tim Ard on felling. Only 8 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj1d85CLDOQ   Video is clear and short. I liked how the plunge cut was used on a small tree. The plunge cut allows you to get the back-cut done, your … Continue reading

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Julianne Mason on Basal Bark Applications Using an Oil-Water Emulsion

I am re-sending this post from Julianne Mason as it may have not gone through to some folks the first time.   – BK Julianne Mason Fall is a lovely time here in northeastern Illinois.  The leaves are turning, mornings are … Continue reading

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Julianne Mason on “Basal Bark Applications Using an Oil-Water Emulsion”

Editors note:  At our recent GRN Workshop in Kane County I announced I was looking for guests to write posts for this blog.  Juli Mason was in the audience and below she gives us a helpful  report.  If you have … Continue reading

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GRN 2018 Workshop a success

We had dozens on a waiting list for this sold out workshop.  Rain was threatened but we stayed dry.  We heard several solid talks, and we had two days of concurrent field trips, ample food and colleagues to learn from. … Continue reading

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Black locust control

On the left is invasive black locust, Robinin pseudoacacia, that is still alive even though I sprayed them from a boom with 2% glyphosate and 1% Habitat. That herbicide mix killed all the other plants including reed canary grass. On … Continue reading

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