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Christmas Tree Selection & CareChristmas Tree Selection & Care (Publication #B-1187)
This four-page publication helps describe where and how Christmas trees can be purchased, popular tree varieties and their characteristics, care and placement in a home, and options for disposal following Christmas.

Landscaping: Recommended Trees for WyomingLandscaping: Recommended Trees for Wyoming (Publication #B-1090)
Wyoming's harsh climate poses many challenges to successfully growing trees throughout the state. The mountains, plains, and arid desert regions all have their own environments, which affect the types of trees that will survive in those areas. According to the authors, "Properly placing a tree in the landscape is one of the most important issues surrounding tree survival in Wyoming." Landscaping: Recommended Trees for Wyoming offers advice to homeowners and landscapers on site selection, buying trees, and planting and maintaining them. This eight-page bulletin identifies 50 popular species and lists hardiness zones and maximum elevation for tree growth.

Landscaping: Recommended Shrubs for WyomingLandscaping: Recommended Shrubs for Wyoming (Publication #B-1108)
Growing woody plants in Wyoming can be a challenge, especially in areas of high elevation or low precipitation. For some locations in the state, both factors must be taken into consideration. Landscaping: Recommended Shrubs for Wyoming discusses principles to know when deciding which shrubs to plant. For example, the climate cannot be changed, but the gardener can create micro-climates that amplify shrubs potential for long-term survival. According to the authors, "Proper placement of shrubs in the landscape is one of the most important factors affecting shrub survival in Wyoming."

Landscaping: Fertilizing Trees & ShrubsLandscaping: Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs (Publication #B-1172)
Fertilizing trees and shrubs can improve their growth and help them tolerate stresses but only if the elements applied are lacking in the soil. When to fertilize, what fertilizer to use, how much, and application methods are described. The publication includes how to determine if fertilizing is needed and an explanation of a fertilizer package label.

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