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Imposing constraints on specific operations of forest treatment to make it compatible with wildlife and other uses can be costly.So, to what extent can constraints be imposed on forest treatment without ending up with an economically unviable … more
The "Taos Community Tree Care Project" is well underway toward growing a healthier tree care program in the town of Taos. Thanks to enthusiastic participation in community meetings, the work of numerous volunteers and … more
"For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love."- Kahlil Gibran, poetThe relationship that bees have with flowers is very much like the … more
Terror of the earth, goat's head sticker, puncture vine (English)Tríbulo (Spanish)Tribulus terrestris (genus/species)Zygophyllaceae (family)You might think that you don't know Tribulus terrestris, a flat-ground-hugging little plant with yellow … more
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Your surroundings, particularly your home, may have something to do with it. Feng shui consultant Sheryl Bhame talks about how this traditional Chinese art of harmonious … more
Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those … more
Retired editor and Taos resident Michael Burwell has been wearing a hearing aid since 1998. He had long established a routine in which he removed his hearing aid before going to sleep, after which he … more
Spanish: estafiate English: sacred sage, South Dakota sage, man sage, silver wormwood, prairie sage Family: Asteraceae Genus and species: Artemisia ludoviciana Estafiate is common … more
Taos residents love quaking aspen trees (Populus tremuloides). Their care can be challenging during the heat and dryness of the summer. Let’s start with the aspen tree profile. Aspen … more
The chapter in Taos of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is hosting the annual state conference Sept. 14-17. “The Seed: Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the … more
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