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downed street tree, Vancouver, Canada

Why Planting More Street Trees Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

Recently I came across a study that confirms it, our street trees live fast and die young. The research shows, that urban trees (in comparison…

Botanical Curiozine Sunflower snippet

A Fun & Fascinating Sneaky Peak at, Botanical Curiozine – Sunflower

We’ve written and designed a fun ebook! And we’ve decided to share a few select pages, so that you can see what we’ve been up…

Meadow yard by Northwest Meadowscapes

Habitat Gardening – Make a Meaningful Difference in Your Own Yard

Here at Virens, we’re always looking for great guest writers to join our blog. This time we’re excited to welcome the work of Tricia Striker….