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TAG: wildlife

Tree-Shock system safely wards off wildlife

December 9, 2014By

Bird Barrier released its patent-pending Tree-Shock system, which conditions birds and other wildlife to leave trees by shocking their feet with “a painful but harmless electrified pulse,” says the company. The Tree-Shock is a .5 in. PVC tube with two stainless-steel wires wrapped diagonally around it. It contains a battery-powered charger that sends short electrical pulses down the wires. The... read more

Pond pointers

December 9, 2014By

As the CEO of Chicago-based Aquascape and the face of Nat Geo Wild’s “Pond Stars,” Greg Wittstock offers his expertise on pond installations and maintenance. Q:  Winter is here. Any tips for maintaining a pond in the frigid temperatures? A: Have a hole open in the ice for carbon dioxide to be released and have a supplemental aeration system. If... read more

Throwback Thursday: June 2004

November 14, 2013By

Writing from the Landscape Management Lawn Care Forum at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla., I can’t help but think one of the attendees may be more critical of the grounds than most: keynote speaker Anthony Williams. In opportune fashion, this week’s Throwback Thursday post, from the June 2004 issue of LM, features Williams, then director of grounds for Renaissance PineIsle... read more