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What may look like an ordinary live Christmas tree to many people can turn into a sneezing fest for allergy sufferers. And with their dust and mold, fake trees can be just as bad. CAES News
Holiday solutions for allergy sufferers
For many people, it is not truly Christmas without a fresh and adorned tree standing in the middle of the living room. The smell alone can instantly shift people into the holiday spirit. But for those who suffer from allergies, the thought of a live Christmas tree can put a damper on even the most festive of days.
A magnolia tree prepares to loose some leaves. CAES News
Evergreens shed, too
Pine trees aren’t the only trees that shed needles. Evergreen trees have many needles that change color or turn brown in the fall. This often causes alarm to homeowners who don’t know evergreen trees drop needles.
"Your Southern Garden" host Walter Reeves. CAES News
Your Southern Garden
A panoply of pests call Southern gardens home. Learn to identify what’s bugging your plants on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June 5 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA plant pathologist, examines rhododendron for signs of plant disease in greenhouse, especially sudden oak death, Athens, October 27, 2009. CAES News
Healthy plants best
The key to establishing a successful landscape is first buying quality nursery plants. Nursery plants at times can have serious -- and often hidden -- problems that can drastically hinder their overall looks and performance once you get them home.
Fox-fire glow
The forests of a wet winter and spring are very active. Roots are growing and rains are helping decay last year’s woody debris. One of the most curious features of decay in spring forests is fox fire, which are strange and eerie lights that illuminate the forest.
Tree with top broken out CAES News
Risky trees
Most trees are good and live long, low-risk lives. But some trees are bad and live short lives compromised by storms and people. Risky trees can fail and fall. Are your trees out to get you?
Gold medal plants
Each year, five plants that grow well in Georgia have the chance to win gold. And during this first year of the new decade, the winners are spectacular.
Ogon Dawn Redwood, the 2010 Georgia Gold Medal tree selection, has unique golden foliage that glows in the summer sun and is the perfect choice for pond edges, parks and large public spaces. CAES News
Giant winner
The Ogon Dawn Redwood's brilliant, golden-yellow foliage glows in the sunlight, grabs the attention of passing motorists and pedestrians and draws them into the landscape.
Gardening how-to help
If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to landscape your lawn this spring, which ornamentals, vegetables, native species or herbs to plant or how to compost and mulch, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer your questions.