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  • Professional soil test can unearth key information about your yard

     Professional soil test can unearth key information about your yard
    As you’re planning the spring garden, don’t just think about the trees you’ll plant, the colorful flowers you’ll enjoy and the tomatoes you’ll be eating. Think about the soil that will support and nurture them.
  • Five Things to Do Feb. 20-26

     Five Things to Do Feb. 20-26
    Looking for something to do this week? Here are five things you can do in the western suburbs from Feb. 20-26. The Performing Arts for Youth and Seniors brings "Books Made the Man: Lincoln and Reading" to the Sandwich Opera House at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and...

    Evolution of an oak tree: It all starts with an acorn

     Evolution of an oak tree: It all starts with an acorn
    In the deepest days of winter, when all seems dark, nature is hard at work. Take the acorn. Somewhere, under the litter of leaves in the woods, in the angle of a fallen log, or in the tilled soil of a garden bed, an acorn is busy becoming an oak tree,...

    Dying ash tree in your yard? Prompt removal is a must

     Dying ash tree in your yard? Prompt removal is a must
    When an ash tree is dead or dying because it has been infested with the emerald ash borer, a saddened homeowner must confront the next step: getting it cut down. Because its wood is brittle, a dead ash must not be left standing. "It's a safety hazard,...

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city
      Nature Museum camps For outdoors-minded, city-surrounded kids, day camp doesn't get much cooler than at the Nature Museum, where field trips might include the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab (to see the bison herd), the Chicago River (for a...