Spring Burn March 22, 2016

Another growing season begins in Minnesota. With the removal of last year’s growth, the Arboretum burn crew worked in the Grass Collection today, burning the warm season grasses. We are just learning that burning is a trade-off for any insects that lay eggs on the foliage or at the base of the plants. The grasses love the rejuvenation, but wildlife may suffer. 20160322_133624

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University of Minnesota Professor and Extension Horticulturist
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