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Woodland Trust Inspect Trees For Signs Of Ash Dieback Disease

Scientists Explore Trees To Clean Pollution

One of the nation’s largest chemical companies and a conservation group have forged an unlikely partnership that seeks to recreate some forest to curb pollution.

06/09/2014

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Conservation = More Interest In Drought Resistant Plants

As the North Texas drought continues its relentless years-long march, more people are turning to drought-resistant plants to decorate their yards.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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Residents Rushing To Protect Plants From Freezing Weather

Collin County is one of the many North Texas counties under a freeze warning tonight – which is unusual since the last frost generally occurs in March. The cold front has lots of homeowners worried about the spring landscaping they’ve already planted.

CBSDFW.COM–04/14/2014

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Farmers Shelter Plants From Bitter Cold Snap

The threat of an unseasonably bitter cold snap has farmers and gardeners across North Texas looking for ways to shelter their plants.

04/14/2014

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Preparing Plants For A Possible April Freeze

It sounds hard to believe in the middle of April, but North Texans are preparing for a possible freeze on Monday night. That could be bad for anyone working on their spring garden.

04/14/2014

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Greenhouses Hurting From DFW Ice Storm

The winter freeze that covered North Texas in a slippery coating of ice earlier this month wreaked havoc on roads and schools, as well as dozens of area greenhouses.

12/20/2013

Marijuana Plants

3,500 Marijuana Plants Found In Central Texas

A repeat drug bust at a rural plot in Central Texas has led to the confiscation of about $5.25 million worth of marijuana plants.

06/20/2013

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March’s Activity Of The Month: Photography

Visiting a state park offers plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and outdoor family fun.

03/01/2013

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Poisonous Poinsettias – Truth or Myth?

Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plants sold in the United States during the holiday season. One myth is that the poinsettia plant is poisonous.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2012

Students help harvest a vegetable garden. (credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Gardens Blooming At Texas Schools Teach Lessons

Gathered in the large garden behind a Richardson ISD elementary school, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let them smell the leaves, and then did the same with oregano.

08/21/2012

Alligator Weed

Beetles Freed In North Texas Ecosystem To Battle Weed

A South American plant found growing in the Dallas Floodway Extension could pose some serious problems. The plant has no local predators and that means it threatens to take over the entire ecosystem

07/19/2012

A garden in full bloom. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Dirt Crime: Police On The Lookout For Plant Thieves

Some thefts in a North Texas city have police truly digging for clues. Police in one North Texas city say someone has been stealing ornamental grasses and flowers from the city’s plant beds.

06/28/2012

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