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While many hardwoods like aspen, birch and oak regenerate naturally, tree planting by Crow Wing County focuses on conifers to maintain and increase the diversity in forests, according to a news release.
Pruning, wound repair, and staking are all common practices after a storm. Tips on the proper technique for treating storm-damaged trees can help whether the tree lost some bark, a limb or is uprooted.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about taller clumps of grass and the best time to trim a maple tree.
Buyers who made a purchase from the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District can pick up their items at the county fairgrounds Friday, May 13.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about perennial hibiscus and the size of seed potatoes.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler reminds readers of things like the best height to mow the lawn and what to do if a late spring frost threatens a garden.
Northern Minnesota trees were hit especially hard in 2021 when the area set records in temperature and below average rainfall — and trees will be affected for years to come.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about geranium cuttings and planting onions.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler offers some advice on this big annual question in the Midwest.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about trying to get potted tulips to rebloom indoors and how to deal with voles eating flowers.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says the false spring starts and rapid temperature swings of this time of year can cause issues for non-native trees.
Aerial spraying for spongy moth is planned in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin this summer.
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