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Mulberries are ripening across the Carolinas Piedmont and on ragged edges of Charlotte city parking lots or urban parks, birds and berry-loving people alike can find a free harvest. Mulberries come in two basic forms – red mulberries, whose berries are purple when ripe, and white mulberries, whose berries are a translucent white. But the […]

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        By Amber  Veverka       Picking out a fresh Christmas tree? Here are a few tips to make sure you get the evergreen you want – and avoid the hassles you don’t.         Flex the twigs between your fingers. A fresh tree’s twigs should bend, not snap, says Charlotte city arborist Don McSween. […]

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Seeing more acorns than usual?

By Amber Veverka      Some species of oak trees in the Carolinas Piedmont are producing a more-abundant-than usual acorn crop this fall, say Carolinas tree experts, resulting in the phenomenon known as a “mast year.”      White oaks include a variety of species, but are most easily identified this time of year by patchy, shaggy […]

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      It’s time for the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension fall plant sale, and fruit trees and berry bushes are the sale stars. The extension is offering Piedmont-hardy blueberry plants, fig trees, raspberry and blackberry bushes and grapes in 1-gallon containers for $8 each. For some plants, such as blueberries,  you’ll want at least two varieties to ensure […]

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