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What’s That Weed?

Invasive: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) Video field exploration This month’s weed is less of a threat to natural areas than many featured weeds–though it does show up there–but is one that is very common in urban yards, to the great chagrin of gardeners. Hairy bittercress is a short (usually < 15 cm, or 6″) annual […]

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Social distancing for…trees?

COVID-19 poses no threat to plants, but our leafy friends are no strangers to pandemics of their own: chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, sudden oak death, and other pathogens have each done tremendous damage to forests in America. Right now, the Pacific northwest is bracing itself for the inevitable arrival of a huge threat to […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 03/24/2020. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: It was quiet at the park and fairly clean. I noticed the trash receptacle in between the 2 creeks is gone. Will that be replaced? Also, how do you recommend I dispose of needles?

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