Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.
On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Carol Reese
Wet, heavy snow like we experienced this past Monday can wreak havoc on some trees and shrubs. For others, it can be a good thing. Snow is a decent insulator, and can prevent damage from drying, freezing winds, which will suck moisture from foliage and stems.
The mass of dwarf yaupon in front of my office window is strong and dense enough to support several inches of snow without breakage.
Snow building up on a limb can cause it to break.
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