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Highway construction in wildflower areas from Kingsland TX
April 22, 2014
I see no other link to contact about this, except for you. Maybe you can direct me. I just drove Hwy 281 South and a lot of road construction is being done. For many years that I've noticed, there ...
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Suggestions for street trees for Texarkana TX
July 23, 2013
Texarkana, TX, is going to replace a few and add some new street trees downtown. The engineers specified crape myrtle. When I asked if they would consider native trees instead, I was told they thought...
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Do any laws prohibit killing roadside wildflowers?
April 09, 2013
Is there any law or regulation at the state level that prohibits, or at least discourages, mowing or spraying herbicide on the highway roadsides before the wildflowers have set seeds or did we lose th...
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Can a fallen tree in Texas have pieces of it removed from Winona TX
October 20, 2012
I was wondering if you could tell me if a tree has fallen down, is it legal for me to go and cut pieces off of it in the state of Texas. And if you happen not to know could you tell me who I would con...
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Moving plants for extreme drought from Greencastle IN
August 23, 2012
In exceptional drought here in Indiana, I am looking at weeds that may become my next perennials! How do I move what my dad called ragged robins from the edges of roads. They are blue and could be wil...
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Identification of blue wildflower on roadsides in Massachusetts
July 28, 2012
What is the blue wildflower planted on roadsides and highways in Massachusetts?
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Wildflowers being mowed in Canyon TX
June 03, 2012
Can I receive a letter from someone there to put up in our neighborhood? I live in an area very close to Palo Duro Canyon. A developer out here mows down the wildflowers along the one lane road. It ...
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Digging wild buttercup from roadside in Mechanicsville MD
May 28, 2012
Mr. Smarty Plants, is it illegal to dig out wild buttercup in Maryland? I see them along the dirt road or just in the ditch. Since buttercup considered weed, I'm wondering what the law say about this...
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Pictures of Bastard Cabbage from Dallas TX
April 07, 2012
HI! Re your March 12 posting: The USDA Plants website pictures two very different looking plants identified as Rapistrum rugosum (bastardcabbage). Would you please post a photo with leaf and bloom ...
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Plantings of Castilleja in Texas
April 04, 2012
I am a graduate student interested in studying different species of paintbrush (Castilleja) in Texas. I understand that the Texas Dept of Transportation has been seeding wildflowers along Texas highwa...
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