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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Trees: After the Storm

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Severe wind and rainstorms have caused major property and tree damage over the past couple of weeks for many homeowners throughout Illinois, reports Bob Frazee, University of Illinois Natural Resources Educator. If and when this situation hits your home, Frazee suggests the first step to take is to quickly assess the situation and decide what needs to be done - and by whom. Immediately notify p...

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New Website: Living with Wildlife in Illinois

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and University of Illinois Extension have developed a new website -- Living with Wildlife in Illinois -- to help Illinois residents coexist with various wildlife, especially in urban areas. This excellent site helps people identify animals, suggests ways to p...

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Nancy Kreith pulling hose for watering beds
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Weeding and Planting Party at Ag School

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We had a weeding and planting party at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on Tuesday, June 24. Chicago Master Gardeners and youth volunteers worked for four hours weeding the demo garden beds outside of the Extens...

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Watch for Japanese Beetles

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Japanese beetle adults will probably emerge this week in southern Illinois. Typically, they emerge there around June 18, but emergence appears to be delayed this year. As of June 18, they had not emerged in Kentucky, and they should emerge in southern Kentucky a week or so before southern Illinois. Perhaps...

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