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Free Trees! Act Now While The Time Is Right – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 2/1/2021 at 3:40pm

Insects like this speared dagger moth caterpillar frequently feed on black willow trees. (Courtesy photo by Royal Tyler, Pro Pest and Lawn Store,

Now that I have your attention, how about reading on to learn an easy way to propagate western North Carolina native plants. In particular, some free trees and shrubs that provide shade, flowers, fruits, erosion prevention, wildlife habitat, food and medicine, even wine?

The very low-tech, low-cost propagation method I'm referring to is called "live-staking." And by propagation, I mean in the horticultural sense of just plain old making more of a certain kind of plant, and propagation in the sense of "widely promoting and distributing and idea" both per Webster.

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