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  • Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens var. glauca 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens.
  • Creeping Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Creeping Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis.
  • Chinese Juniper, Juniperus chinensis 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Chinese Juniper, Juniperus chinensis.
  • Common Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Vinca minor 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Common Periwinkle, Vinca minor.
  • Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae, White Cedar, Thuja occidentalis 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Eastern Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis.
  • Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Cornus mas 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Cornus mas.
  • Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides.
  • Understanding Cancer, What we know about colorectal cancer 

    Rafie, Carlin (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Offers basic facts about colorectal cancer, including statistics on number of cases, number of deaths, chances of survival, symptoms, early detection, risk factors, high risk populations, and treatment strategies.
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Picea glauca 'Cornica' 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Picea glauca.
  • Eastern Redcedar, Juniperus virginiana 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Eastern Redcedar, Juniperus virginiana.
  • Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei) 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Wintercreeper Euonymus, Euonymus fortunei.
  • Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra.
  • Equine Evacuation Sites During Emergencies 

    Lawrence, Watson (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-25)
    Discusses the importance of disaster preparedness, and having a plan of action for emergencies, so that horses can be safely evacuated, if the need arises.
  • Dairy Pipeline, November-December 2018 

    Overbay, Andy; James, Robert E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-30)
    This issue has two articles. The first discusses being prepared for the impact of winter storms on farm animals, and focuses on generators, and on water pipes. The second discusses the importance of nutritional care of ...
  • Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla.
  • Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Winterberry, Ilex verticillata.
  • Yaupon Holly Cultivars (Ilex vomitoria) 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for several cultivars of Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria.
  • One-Year Health, Mortality, and Growth in Southeast Virginia of Shortleaf Pine from Three Sources 

    Frey, Gregory; Comer, Marcus M.; Creighton, Jerre L.; Catanzaro, Christopher J.; Bettis, Jerry (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-25)
    Discusses restoration if shortleaf pine in Virginia and focuses on increasing is viability and potential benefits to landowners.
  • Bradford Callery Pear (and other cultivars), Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-26)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Bradford Callery Pear.
  • Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis 

    Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-10-31)
    Provides information about the physical characteristics, growth requirements, and landscape functions for Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis.

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