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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

PRUNING WAYNEDALE TREES

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Street trees within the city limits will continue to be pruned and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Crews recently completed trimming the trees in Aboite township and will begin trimming 1,200 trees on the south side of town. Work is expected to continue through April. Boundaries for the next section are:

Lower Huntington Road to the north City limits to the south, east and west

 

The department is responsible for removing dead and low-lying limbs from more than 54,250...

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PRUNING & DORMANT OIL

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Reasons for pruning include: removing dead or diseased branches, branches that rub together, keeping your plants at a manageable size, to encourage fruiting or flowering, to open up walkways and to keep trees and shrubs from touching your house or car. Assuming your trees and shrubs are already established on your property, stand back and take an imaginative look at how they are growing. Are they growing sideways or touching anything? Are they growing way too tall and too fast? Is there a lot...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS & WATERS

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SPRING MILL STATE PARK IN TOP 10

The 10k volksmarch at Spring Mill State Park, has been named one of the country's top 10 organized walks as a result of a poll of the members of the clubs of the American Volkssport Association, which host more than 1,700 self-guided trails in the United States.

The organization's walks go through a wide variety of areas, from national parks to quaint towns to exciting cities. Wendy Bumgardner, who writes a column on walking for the Web site About.com...

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BROMELIADS

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Bromeliads, pronounced bro-meal-li-ad, are blooming plants from the tropics where they receive high humidity and plenty of warmth, as well as bright light. These are ideal conditions however the bromeliad can tolerate a wide variety of conditions making it a very good houseplant. The most well known bromeliad, Ananas is the edible pineapple, but not the best variety for growing indoors. The most popular varieties include Aechmea with a deep cup for storing water and very large pink flowers...

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EXCITING WINTER AND SPRING EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, will offer a host of wonderful day and evening events in Winter and Spring 2008. All are free and open to the community!

 

Exciting Evening Programs:

 

•Wednesday, February 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. "Twilight Winter Wonderland" - Sunset  Hike with Betsy Yankowiak, LRWP's Executive Director. Experience the mysteries of Eagle Marsh on a snowy (we hope!) evening. Meet at the...

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ICE-FISHING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COLD

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There's a popular perception about ice-fishing. That perception is that you have to like cold weather to like ice-fishing. While it's true that we need some cold weather to make ice so we can go ice-fishing, you don't need to be cold while you're ice-fishing. Here are some reasons why you can go ice-fishing without getting cold.

First of all, clothing is a big part of staying warm on the ice. Developments and improvements in the materials used in clothing, and how that clothing...

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