Archive for June, 2008

Local Cedars Under Attack

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Our cedars are dying! Recent observations around the Hill Country area have confirmed the “browning” of the Ashe Juniper, locally known as “cedar.” In fact, large stands of naked cedars have been sighted. And—old growth cedars used as ornamental trees have also been affected. The cedar tree is deemed by many ...

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The Blaze of 1988

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

by Gyvel Young Witzel ©2008 On Saturday afternoon of November 26, 1988, Mike Inman and his brother Jerry had settled in for what they thought would be a relaxing holiday weekend. It was a typical fall afternoon with crisp and gusty winds, but this day, something was different. Mike looked ...

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Natural Insect Control

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Natural insect control is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Creatures such as frogs are a boon to the Hill Country garden area as they dine on pesky insects while you are going about your normal duties. Check back here for more information about local frogs and natural ...