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Planting bluebonnets along highway
April 28, 2007
We are in the process of fencing our land located on a main highway. We are supposed to fence 80ft. from the center of the highway. That is a lot of land just sitting there. I wanted to know since we ...
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Roadside plants as absorbers of carbon dioxide
February 13, 2007
If plants absorb carbon dioxide why aren't they on a list of things to do to combat Global Warming? If we had more plants on the sides of our roads and highways would it help?
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Prairie Paintbrush and Managing Roadsides
April 26, 2005
I have been visiting a piece of land beside I-35 for quite a few years now. It is home totons of different plants, but it really has a fantastic show of Prairie Paintbrush - the multicolored ones, n...
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Information on wildflower programs in cities and states
April 06, 2005
I am moving to a new town in a few weeks and am interested in starting a program to beautify the community using wildflowers. I've been interested in this for quite some time, but the opportunity ha...
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Non-invasive alternatives to winter rye
August 20, 2004
Re-vegetation requirements include winter rye, which is considered by some to be invasive to native wildflowers planted along the roadway. Is winter rye considered invasive to native wildflowers?
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Managing Roadsides
March 20, 2004
Id like to plant some wildflowers as part of a community or roadside project. Will you provide the seeds or grant money?
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Managing Roadsides
March 20, 2004
Id like to plant some wildflowers along the roadside. What do I need to do?
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Starting program for growing wildflowers on highways in Dallas
March 04, 2003
How can I start a planting program to grow wildflowers along the interstate and highways where I live?
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Jurisdiction regarding roadsides
January 31, 2003
Who has jurisdiction regarding the seeding of wildflowers along Texas interstates?
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