Itasca County, Minnesota

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Would like to replant

I have 20 acres of land in the middle of the Chippewa National Forest in northern MN. I am having about 8 acres of it logged out - targeting the old, huge poplars that are dying, breaking off - many of them fall across my 1/2 mile road at inconvenient times. The loggers are leaving as many maples, young oak, and birch, etc as possible. It is naturally pretty diverse, but thinking I might want to plan some trees/bushes for even more diversity - deer, grouse, bird, wildlife attractors (e.g. fruit trees). Any suggestions?

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Itasca County MN over 3 years ago

Protecting Raspberries from Forest Tent Caterpillar

On behalf of consumer, can you please tell me how to protect raspberry plants from army worms? This is the fourth of three years that we have had them in the Pokegama Lake area of Grand Rapids, MN, and they crawl up from the ground and defoliate raspberry plants. Consumer has been shaking them off of plants and picking them off and killing them but can't keep up with the number of them. Can something be sprayed on the plants or on the grass and ground surrounding or leading to the raspberry patch that would also be safe for raspberries? Please advise. Thank you.

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Itasca County MN almost 4 years ago

sweet tango apple

What hardiness zones are suitable for sweet tango apple trees, and where can they be bought in northern MN ? Thanks

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Itasca County MN almost 4 years ago

What is the name of this flower?

It is very small cluster, every flower looks like a crown.

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Itasca County MN over 3 years ago

Apple trees in northern Itasca County

I live in northern Itasca County and would like to plant apple trees for consumption and wildlife. I have a heavy clay soil and trees will be planted in full sun. Soil seems to support spruce trees, wiilows, and poplar well. I am far enough north that a harsh winter could almost push me into a zone 2. What kind of apple trees/ fruit trees should I look at planting?

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Itasca County MN over 4 years ago

Crabapple

Hi, we have a mature crabapple tree that is sparsely leaved this year with small leaves that appeared late. We had fruit last year, but the apples didn't look good towards fall. There are three other apple trees in close proximity, one of which flowered but now appears to be drying up. Another of the apple trees is sparsely leaved as well, these two trees are also mature trees, full size apple, not crab. The third tree is a five year old honey crisp, this one appears fine. The four trees are within about 50 of each other. There is also a flowering tree with small fruit that appears fine as well, not sure what it is, but it is the red leaved tree to the right of the crabapple. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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Itasca County MN 11 months ago

Oak tree

We trimmed our oak tree, branch that we cut was hollow. Is this a concern, should we “patch” the hole left in the tree? If so, with what??

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Itasca County MN 10 months ago

cutting back a baptisia for winter

I planted a Baptisia 'twilite prairieblues' this spring and would like to know if I need to cut it back for the winter, and if so, how short should it be. It will be covered with a thick layer of leaves and straw for the winter, about a foot thick, and it's on the south side of our house. We live in Zone 3. Thanks for your response. Bev Jones

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Itasca County MN over 4 years ago

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