Plant Native … and Viroqua’s Rusk Avenue Plantings

Plant Native … and Viroqua’s Rusk Avenue Plantings

I’d like to acknowledge the diversity in the city of Viroqua’s recent tree plantings in the Rusk Avenue project. My friend from Valley Stewardship Network (VSN), Dave Krier, and his wife Mary walk around town a lot more than I do, as I live out on the West Fork. He...
Late Fall is Oak Hunting Time!

Late Fall is Oak Hunting Time!

Late fall is the time to go out and locate, flag, and make plans to protect young oak trees. Unlike the surrounding vegetation, most young oaks still have their leaves late into the fall and winter. And, though some oaks may have turned brown and fewer yet are bare,...
Native Plantings Garden Open House #6

Native Plantings Garden Open House #6

This is the last garden from our Native Plantings Open House.  This garden is full of native plants that, besides their obvious beauty, have formed a robust and diverse ecosystem in their gardens without herbicides, pesticides, excessive watering, or fertilizer in an...