Native Archive

  • We were pruning an Arizona Ash (Fraxinus velutina) the other day to remove mistletoe. One of my workers came over to me with a piece of the normal “Christmas” mistletoe […]

    Mistletoe, on Mistletoe!?

    We were pruning an Arizona Ash (Fraxinus velutina) the other day to remove mistletoe. One of my workers came over to me with a piece of the normal “Christmas” mistletoe […]

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  • We have been wanting to build a Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat for some time. Our opportunity finally came last fall and we have finally finished! The plants need to […]

    Desert Tortoise Habitat

    We have been wanting to build a Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat for some time. Our opportunity finally came last fall and we have finally finished! The plants need to […]

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  • Several years ago we had the chance to stop at Palm Canyon in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the few places where California Fan Palms (Washingtonia […]

    Wild Washingtonia filifera in Arizona!

    Several years ago we had the chance to stop at Palm Canyon in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the few places where California Fan Palms (Washingtonia […]

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  • We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground […]

    Quick Trip…

    We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground […]

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  • Three years ago when we moved into our new house it had nothing but a flat sand and gravel yard all the way around it. There were some plants on the 1-1/2 acres, […]

    Backyard Habitat

    Three years ago when we moved into our new house it had nothing but a flat sand and gravel yard all the way around it. There were some plants on the 1-1/2 acres, […]

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  • Today I went out to a local homeowners association to give them some pointers on proper pruning. We had cleaned up all their trees last winter and now the trees need […]

    Properly removing a branch!

    Today I went out to a local homeowners association to give them some pointers on proper pruning. We had cleaned up all their trees last winter and now the trees need […]

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  • We’ve been pretty busy the last few days with some long hours, and projects waiting at home at the end of the work day. I would like to briefly share […]

    Two Jobs – Desert Natives and Introduced Trees

    We’ve been pretty busy the last few days with some long hours, and projects waiting at home at the end of the work day. I would like to briefly share […]

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