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Trees & Shrubs

The United States is the world’s leading producer and consumer of forest products and accounts for about one-fourth of the world’s production and consumption.

tall trees in the Black Hills

Tree Pest Alert

From seasonal issues and timely recommendations to disease diagnosis and expert advice, the Tree Pest Alert is a trusted resource for selecting, planting and caring for trees and shrubs all year round.

Tulips blooming near the entrance to McCrory Gardens.
May 22

Garden Discovery Festival @ McCrory Gardens

Join us on May 22 for the 2022 Garden Discovery Festival at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, featuring plant sales, interactive booths, guided garden tours and expert-led workshops!

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

Garden Hour

Join our experts to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.
May 24

Garden Hour Webinar

Join our experts each week to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.
May 10

Garden Hour Webinar

Join our experts to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension to Host Garden Hour Webinars

April 27, 2022

SDSU Extension horticulture specialists will address the latest gardening and landscaping questions from across the state during the Garden Hour webinar series every Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT from May 3 through Aug. 30.

Three woody plants. From left: Ponderosa pine tree, chokecherry bush and greasewood.

Poisonous Plants on Rangelands: Woody Species

Several woody plant species that are poisonous to livestock are found throughout South Dakota rangelands, including ponderosa pine, chokecherry, greasewood and broom snakeweed.

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Choosing Firewood

This is the time of the year where many people enjoy sitting around a fire. A roaring fire provides a cheery way to spend a cold winter evening. However if you choose the wrong firewood, it could become a smoky evening with little heat but lots of sparks flying from wood that has a musky odor. You have to start with the right wood.

a prescribed burning taking place in a field

Fall Fire Safety

The moisture and cooler temperatures of fall make it easy to become lax about fire danger, however, conditions can still lead to easy ignition and rapid growth of wildfires.