WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Cincinnati federal appeals court on Friday halted the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing a regulation that critics feared would give the federal government oversight over "almost every conceivable water body in the country" under the Clean Water Act.
Trees in California are suffering from drought conditions, including the giant sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, some of which are more than 3,000 years old. Researchers have found dead foliage on the trees and are studying ways to save the trees, which are some of the oldest living things on the planet.
Throughout the state, trees are shedding their leaves and going dormant much earlier, some dropping their leaves as early as June. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of the city of Davis’ trees have gone dormant early, according to The Davis Enterprise.
This could pose a threat this winter, especially since this year’s El Niño will likely bring strong winds and heavy rains.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation has the following tips on caring for trees during the drought:
1) Know your watering rules to be sure you are watering on the right days.
2) Add mulch around your trees, keeping it 4 inches away from the trunk, 4 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep.
3) Check the soil 6 to 8 inches below the surface of your drip line. If it’s dry and crumbly, it’s time to water.
4) Use a slow soak to get to the root zone.
For more tips, visit http://www.sactree.com/drought
For more information on caring for trees during the drought, see their Drought Workshop webinar: https://ws.cubbyusercontent.com/p/_c64ca90bfbb74ebd8e3a792053714073/Instant+Meeting+2015-08-25.webm/1436361446
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to develop turfgrass with improved drought responses, working with part of $11 million in recently awarded federal grants.
Despite historic rainfall in May, the Texas drought is returning. Some cities in central Texas hasn’t seen any rainfall in more than a week during what is historically one the wettest months of the year. And statewide, there has been little rain in the last two months.
Although none of the state was in drought in July, a little more than 70 percent of the state is in some sort of drought condition according to the United States Drought Monitor. And, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority, Lake Buchanan is sitting at 67 percent full and Lake Travis is at 77 percent, and both are continuing to decrease.
The drought has returned so quickly, just two weeks in some cases, that some meteorologists are calling it a ‘flash drought.’
The predicted El Niño this year should improve the drought conditions as increased precipitation hits the area.
The Wealth Building Summit will feature three landscape entrepreneurs as speaker panelists on how to create and accumulate wealth as a landscape business owner. The Summit is scheduled to take place during the week of the Green Industry Expo in Louisville, Ky, Wednesday Oct. 21.