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How to spot an unhealthy tree
Home and Garden
May 7, 2015

How to spot an unhealthy tree

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Unhealthy trees may need to be removed from a property before they cause significant damage.

Perhaps because they can live for so many years, trees have a way of falling down homeowners’ landscaping priority lists. Trees also…

Pruning trees a job best left to the pros
Home and Garden
May 7, 2015

Pruning trees a job best left to the pros

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With the right tools for the job, a professional can prune your trees safely and efficiently.

Bountiful, healthy trees can be beautiful to behold and important contributors to a thriving environment. According to American Forests, a nonprofit…

Home and Garden
May 7, 2015

Cavendish to host workshop on composting

Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. — CAVENDISH — It’s great for the garden and it’s great for the lawn. Also, composting is soon to be the law. The Vermont State Legislature has passed comprehensive recycling legislation that includes mandatory rules on composting certain food waste….

Home and Garden
May 7, 2015

Green Mountain Power to offer Tesla home battery

Rutland customers will be first to receive Powerwall storage technology

RUTLAND—Green Mountain Power recently announce that it will be one of the first energy companies in the country to offer Tesla’s new home battery, the Powerwall, to customers. Tesla, best known…

Home and Garden
May 6, 2015

Proper lifting techniques offered for gardeners

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor, UVM

Back injuries are the second most common of injuries, only to fingers and hands. Most back injuries come from improper lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying—all activities we perform in the garden. Here are some basic principles which apply…