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Ash Borer 101

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

Natural Vibes

don’t go chasin’ waterfalls – bring one to your own backyard

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In the Garden, in the Zone

a Chippewa Valley master gardener shares her gardening expertise

Gardeners are lucky to have myriad traditional resources for finding plant information such as garden books, magazines, garden center staff, University Extension agents, and Master Gardener volunteers ...

Can You Dig It?

maybe not ‑ only diggers Hotline knows for sure

When sprig finally arrived in the snowbound Chippewa Valley a couple of years ago, my wife and I were eager to put in a modest garden behind our new home. And while I’m a newbie when it comes to gardening ...

Getting Started With Container Gardening

plant selection and timing are key to small scale success

Traditional gardens require ample space, appropriate sunlight, and an ongoing time commitment, but container gardening offers an alternative way to grow fresh fruits and vegetables with more limited resources ...

Housing Demand Is Growing

local home builders say tight market makes new construction more attractive

With the local job market continuing to improve, demand among homebuyers has continued to grow steadily despite rising mortgage rates. This demand has created record-low inventory in the Chippewa Valley ...

Let the Parade Begin

Chippewa Valley builders put their work on display for 43rd annual home showcase

A couple of the houses originally slated to be part of the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s 43rd Annual Parade of Homes had to drop out – and for good reason: They have already been sold ...

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