According to a 2010 tree census conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum, buckthorn is the most common tree in the Chicago region. Common, or European, Buckthorn, and glossy buckthorn were brought to the midwest to be used as hedging material.
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Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
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This time of year the question of “How can we tell what is alive or dead?” is a frequent one. It is so second nature to us that we often forget to explain to you how we tell if a branch is alive or dead in the middle of the “dormant” season.
There is a belief that plants don’t need to be watered during the winter, but in some cases, that is incorrect. The cold winter temperatures are not the only problem for your plants, the lack of moisture in cold winter air along with drying winter winds can strip your plants of moisture.