How NOT To Select Street Trees

The Invasive Chanticleer or Calery Pear

We need to be far more informed and intentional as to what kinds of trees we plant in our communities. Some LI Towns are better than others here.

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Defeating Phragmites

Phragmites is now taken for granted, accepted as part of our environment. That is a grave mistake. This invasive plant destroys local habitat. It can also be managed and in time defeated.

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We Are All Loraxes Now

We must all be Loraxes now, champions of Nature in our community. Unless someone like us cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.

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Stormwater Management Using Native Plantings

Front of Bioswale 7-30-2023

Stormwater Management goes hand in hand with planting natives. Natives are drought resistant, so when there is water, they absorb a lot!

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Kill Mosquitoes Responsibly

Mosquito dunks are a safe, effective, and inexpensive means of managing mosquitoes in your yard

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The Future Is In Indoor Farming

Tomatoes ripening on hanging stalk in greenhouse, Industrial greenhouse to grow tomatoes.

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Wildflowers and Beer

All the wildflower seeds were harvested from one .4 acre yard

The Long Island Conservancy was asked to speak at DubCo Brewery about the importance of planting native wildflowers as part of their For Science series, which focusses on environmental issues.

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We Will Restore The American Chestnut

American Chestnut

We have now a very promising method of returning The American Chestnut from extinction.

All it took was splicing in a wheat gene!

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The Lawn Is An Invasive Species

Perfect Suburban Lawn

The lawn describes a chaos of weeds from all corners of the earth fighting it out to make your yard as ugly and lifeless as possible.

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Go Native This Spring!

Going Native with a bioswale

Go native in your yard this spring!

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Japanese Knotweed: Problem #1

Japanese Knotweed taking over a meadow

Japanese Knotweed is set to take over. It may be the world’s worst invasive plant, and we have a great deal of it.

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English Ivy: A Haven For Ticks?

English Ivy killing a stand of pine

Could it be that English Ivy contributes to the spread of ticks by providing cover for them and for the white-footed mouse?

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Harvesting Wildflower Seeds

Butterfly Milkweed Seed

By harvesting local wildflower seeds from our own yards, we can restore native habitat right here where we live.

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It’s Time To Kill Your Lawn

Luxury house with freshly mown grass lawn. Home exterior.

Lawns are expensive, costly to the environment, to our health and well being.

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The Suburban Lawn Must Die

"A perfect neighborhood. Luxury houses with nice landscaping" says the marketeer's caption

We need yards, not lawns. We need to learn what is native and what is not, and go native. Our local animal population is depending on us.

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Plant Natives: Create Habitat

We must work to remove invasive plants en masse and plant natives or we will witness the final collapse of our local ecosystems

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