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Nicholas Wildman named to lead Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

June 21, 2022

JUNE 21, 2022 – The Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) today announced the appointment of Nicholas Wildman as Executive Director, effective July 18. Wildman, a New Bedford resident, has more than 15 years of leadership and project management experience at the Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), a unit of the…

flat topped aster

Flat Topped Aster

June 21, 2022

Doellingeria umbellata Plant Characteristics: Duration: Perennial  Habit: Herb   Size class: 3-6 ft.  Native Habitat: Moist thickets, meadows and wood borders  Bloom time: July-October  Growing Conditions  Light: Sun Soil: Moisture: Moist  Soil pH: Acidic (pH <6.8)   Description: Moist soils Condition comments: Looks best when planted in colonies  Can become aggressive  Requires little care but benefits from…

elderberry

Elderberry

June 21, 2022

Sambucus canadensis  Plant Characteristics: Duration: Perennial  Habit: shrub  Size class: 6-12ft Native Habitat: Moist, mt. woods & stream banks Bloom time: May-July Growing Conditions  Light: Partial Shade Soil: Moisture: moist to wet Description: Rich, rocky soils. Condition comments: Severe pruning improves form. Benefits: Provides nesting material for native bees

Common self-heal

Common Self Heal

June 21, 2022

Prunella vulgaris Plant Characteristics: Duration: perennial  Habit: herb  Size class: 1-3ft   Native Habitat: Gardens, fields, roadsides Bloom time: may-sept Growing Conditions  Light: Sun, partial shade Soil: Moisture: Moist CaCO3 Tol: Medium Condition comments: favorite habitat includes moist fields, gardens, pastures and along woodland edges in the eastern and southern portions of Texas.  It can be…

persimmon

Common Persimmon

June 17, 2022

Diospyros virginiana Plant Characteristics: Duration: Perennial   Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Deciduous  Breeding system: Flowers unisexual, Deciduous    Size class: 36-72ft Fruit: Yes Orange 2 inches long Native Habitat: Dry woods; Old fields; clearings  Bloom time: April-June Growing Conditions  Light: Partial Shade Soil: Moisture: Dry  Water use: Medium CaCO3 Tolerance: None Description: Variable, growing best in moist,…

paw paw

Common Pawpaw

June 17, 2022

Asimina triloba  Plant Characteristics: Duration: perennial  Habit: tree Root type: Tap  Leaf retention: deciduous    Breeding system: flower bisexual  Fruit type: Berry  Size class: up to 40 feet Native Habitat: ditches, ravines, depressions, floodplains, bottomlands  Bloom time: April-May Growing Conditions  Light: Sun, partial shade, shade Soil: Moisture: Moist CaCO3 Tol: Medium  Description: Rich, moist, slightly acidic…

carolina rose

Carolina Rose

June 17, 2022

Rosa carolina  Plant Characteristics: Duration: perennial  Habit: shrub  Size class: 1-3ft Native Habitat: Dry prairies; disturbed areas; sandy, open woods; thickets; roadsides  Bloom time: May-June Growing Conditions  Light: Sun, partial shade Soil: Moisture: dry, moist, wet Soil pH: Acidic  CaCO3 Tol: Low  Description: Rocky or sandy, well-drained soils Water use:  Low Condition comments: Though one…

black willow

Black Willow

June 17, 2022

Salix nigra Plant Characteristics: Duration: perennial  Habit: tree Breeding system: Flowers Unisexual; Deciduous    Size class: 36-72ft Native Habitat: s​​tream banks, ditches, tanks, low ground, and other areas of wet soil throughout Texas. Bloom time: April-May Growing Conditions  Light: Sun, partial shade, shade Soil: Moisture: Moist, wet CaCO3 Tol: Low Description: Clay, Loam, Sand Water use:…

Bee Balm

Bee Balm

June 17, 2022

Wild Bergamot: Monarda fistulosa Plant Characteristics: Duration: perennial  Habit: herb  Size class: 2-4ft   Bloom time:  July-September Growing Conditions  Sun: Full sun to partial shade Soil: Moisture: Dry to moist Water Use:  Medium to low Benefits: Aromatic  Attracts pollinators Drawbacks:  Powdery mildew can be a problem though this variety is fairly resistant to it in gardens…