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March 2015

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS’ WILDFLOWERS

Many may not realize what an attraction the spring wildflower bloom is in Texas — or even that it has such an impressive wildflower crop. The state’s sprawling size, diversity of landforms, and multitude of weather conditions and plant habitats make wildflowers abundant.

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EXTEND THE SEASON WITH BASAL BARK TREATMENTS

Low-volume basal bark treatments are an effective tool in vegetation managers’ toolboxes for controlling woody plants. And because they can be applied almost anytime, they extend the application season and help keep crews busy early in the season.

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VM VIEWS: A LEGACY OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Effectively managing utility rights-of-way is about more than just keeping trees out of power lines. It’s taking an approach to vegetation management that thinks about the long term.

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INVASIVE WATCH: MIMOSA TREE (ALBIZIA JULIBRISSEN)

Mimosa tree, also known as silk tree, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree that can grow up to 40 feet tall with single or multiple stems.

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