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April 18, 2019
Although lichens are sometimes mistakenly thought to be a fungal disease, they are actually the combination of two different organisms. Fungal cells make up the main body and structure of each lichen, and algae or cyanobacteria give it its green or blue color. The fungal part of a lichen is not capable of creating its own food, thus it relies on the photosynthesis in the algae cells for the energy it needs to grow. In turn, the fungus provides the algae with water and minerals and prevents it from drying out.
April 15, 2019
White-tailed deer were remarkably destructive in many gardens and landscapes over the past winter, feeding heavily on trees and shrubs. Favorite winter food sources, such as arborvitae and rhododendron, and relatively deer resistant plants like holly, suffered from deer browse. In many cases, even proximity to a house was not enough to deter hungry deer. Although deer damage is incredibly frustrating, there are steps you can take to repair damaged plants and prevent deer from becoming a nuisance again in the future.

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