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Pollinator Habitats Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Published December 15, 2017Author:

Pollinators are essential to the production of native plants and food crops. To help pollinators like bees and butterflies do their jobs of moving pollen, home gardeners can provide a habitat that provides water and shelter.

Shady Spots UGA experts say pollinators like flowers in shade gardens, too. Published December 15, 2017Author:

For homeowners surrounded by shade, pollinator-friendly landscapes can seem unattainable, but they don’t have to be. Landscapes graced with trees and an abundance of shade can be great resources for pollinators, too.

ALEC Head CAES welcomes Edgar as new ALEC Department leader. Published December 15, 2017Author:

Leslie Edgar joins the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as the new department head for the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication.

Live Christmas Trees Rooted trees can be used indoors for the holidays and be planted afterwards. Published December 14, 2017Author:

Container-grown or balled-and-burlapped Christmas trees can be planted as landscape trees after the holidays. This is practical in Georgia, where the mild December or early January weather is ideal for tree planting.

Holiday Terrariums Terrariums make quick homemade gifts for last-minute crafters. Published December 13, 2017Author:

Are you looking for a unique last-minute gift for the holidays? If your recipient loves plants but has a black thumb, a terrarium may be the perfect gift.

CAES Recognition Steven Stice, the D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor in CAES, is a leading researcher in regenerative medicine. Published December 13, 2017Author:

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Steven Stice, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and director of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, to the 2017 class of NAI Fellows.

Tie-Dye For Troops Sophia Rodriguez's Tie-Dye for Troops project helps children whose parents serve at Fort Stewart. Published December 12, 2017Author:

Sophia Rodriguez’s 4-H project hit close to home for the Liberty County, Georgia, senior.

Deer Rut Deer breeding time is determined in part by shorter days. Published December 12, 2017Author:

Once again, it is that time of year when bucks start chasing does, and deer hunters hit the woods. You guessed it: It is time for the rut, or breeding, season. But the question to be answered is, “How do biologists predict when the rut is going to be?”

Christmas Trees UGA Extension offers safety tips on Christmas tree management. Published December 08, 2017Author:

I always feel festive when I see trees decorated this time of year. If you decide to put a tree up in your home or office, follow these safety tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to keep you, your family members and friends safe.

Golden Berry Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry. Published December 07, 2017Author:

This time of the year, everyone is thinking of decking the halls with hollies and their colorful red berries, but you just may want to consider adding a touch of gold. Can you even imagine hollies with bright golden berries? These would show out in the landscape like small trees or shrubs adorned with a thousand little golden lights — and the same for the mantel! My preference, however, would be to see birds celebrating with a Christmas feast.


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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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