GREEN AND GROWING

The Davidson College Arboretum: A Time Line

    GREEN AND GROWING 1869 – Early fathers of Davidson College envisioned that the campus would be a place to preserve local trees and woody plants. In June 1869, the Report of the Faculty to the Board of Trustees proposed “to make the Campus in its contents represent...

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Cankerworm Update

    GREEN AND GROWING My friends in the various gardening circuits in which I orbit have all been asking the same question: What happened to the cankerworms? I observed almost no adult moths in my Tanglefoot® bands this year. Nor did I see or feel the little worms...

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Rain Gardens

    GREEN AND GROWING Rain is a free but fickle gift to the garden. It falls when it will and in unforeseeable quantities. Too much rain creates damaging runoff; too little rainfall may destroy a garden. The rain garden addresses these problems by drawing in and...

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Go Plant a Tree

    GREEN AND GROWING We’ve sprung forward into spring and daylight savings time.  Now, it’s tree savings time—the second-best time of the year to plant trees (late fall is best). We may think we know how to plant a container grown tree, but the old techniques...

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Erosion Control

GREEN AND GROWING To control soil erosion, a gardener must think like an engineer. Erosion begins with rain falling from miles above the earth, hitting bare earth, and detaching soil particles. The detached soil particles are lifted and transported by the run-off....

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