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Bugs that Kill: Common Tree Pests and How to Spot Them

One of the worst things that can happen to a healthy tree is an insect infestation. Such infestations damage landscape trees, sometimes so severely that they must then be removed and replaced. Thus, in this case, insects cause economic damage, the costs of which are largely borne by homeowners and local governments. The majority of insect …

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How to Achieve a Japanese-Inspired Garden for Less

You did it. You finally built the house you only used to dream of. That unpretentious ornamental iron fencing looks dramatic against Salt Lake City’s azure skies; the shutters look like a standout in that beautiful peppercorn gray. The Corbusier blue paint you slapped onto the kitchen walls looks wonderfully welcoming. Modesty aside, you believe you could …

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Types of Headgates for Pens in Livestock Handling Facilities

Working facility areas and corrals in cattle handling are meant to improve the labor efficiency on your farm and for performing routine health functions. There are different constituents of a cattle handling facility that is optimally designed and working as it should. These include the working, loading and squeeze chutes, holding and crowding pens and …

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