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ATV or Trail Bike Problems

2020-01-15T16:29:40-05:00Problems|

- by Dennis Hodgin DEP Enforcement handles all All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)/Trail Bike problems in Connecticut – regardless of whether on town or State roads, State Forest, or private land (unless they have & carry written landowner permission). Here is ...

Black Tupelo

2020-01-20T13:07:29-05:00Tree Species|

by David Schroeder Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), also known as blackgum, sourgum or pepperidge, is one of the least known trees in Connecticut's forests probably because there are not a lot of them and they often grow in seldom ...

Bringing Bluebirds Back

2020-01-20T13:09:45-05:00Animals|

- By Bet Zimmerman Until fairly recently, bluebirds were uncommon in Connecticut. From 1900-1970, bluebird populations decreased by an estimated 90%, mainly due to loss of habitat (open space and snags), pesticide use, and competition for nesting sites from non-native ...

Boxelder

2020-01-15T16:31:02-05:00Tree Species|

- by David Schroeder Boxelder (Acer negundo), sometimes called ash-leafed maple, is the weed tree of the maple family. Even though boxelder is the most widely distributed maple in the United States, it is seldom recognized as a maple because ...

Black Locust

2020-01-15T16:30:27-05:00Tree Species|

- by David Schroeder Black locust's (Robinia pseudoacacia) home range was initially in the north-central U.S. However, it was widely planted and is now naturalized in most of the eastern part of the country, including Connecticut. It probably owes its ...

This is Nuts!

2020-01-20T13:00:53-05:00Articles|

- By Tom Worthley, UCONN Cooperative Extension I hate to admit it, but I’ve been mowing down a lot of oak trees this summer. When you think about the difficulty we have, what with the deer and all, keeping oaks ...

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