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Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

SCHERERVILLE | Sweetie's Shoppe sits at a wide part of a winding path that cuts through hills laden with spruces, pines and firs at Luers Christmas Tree Farm, where people pay to saw and take home a tree.

December 17, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

Photos

Growing a fine Chrismas tree

Growing a fine Chrismas tree

December 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Valparaiso University Lights its Christmas Tree

Valparaiso University Lights its Christmas Tree

Valparaiso University Christmas Tree lighting is followed by fireworks.

December 05, 2013 7:59 pm
Buying a Christmas tree

Buying a Christmas tree

November 25, 2013 12:26 pm

Portage to remove some trees from along Central Avenue

PORTAGE | The city will begin removing some of the trees from the area of Central Avenue this fall trying to save them.

September 28, 2013 11:00 pm
Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …

July 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

This intricate screen, featuring the shady leaves of a sprawling tree forming a canopy for a wise owl, is from the now razed Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond. Created in 1936, it is just one panel piece of a decorative perforated terra cotta screen that was above the entrance of the school.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Think you've got a big tree? Check the register.

Think you've got a big tree? Check the register.

In a Washington, D.C. office, the American Forests organization keeps the National Register of Big Trees.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart officials announce holiday-related tree, garbage pickup

HOBART | Residents needing to dispose of Christmas trees should place them out front curbside and call public works, city officials said.

December 31, 2012 7:45 pm
The Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts to 1,700 children

The Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts to 1,700 children

Tonjaniece Thurman looks over Christmas gifts with sister Taneshia Mosen, 9, and grandmother Shirley Mosen on Friday during The Salvation Army's Angel Tree gift distribution in Gary.

December 21, 2012 3:47 pm
The Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts to 1,700 children

The Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts to 1,700 children

Brianna Evans, of The Salvation Army, searches for gifts Friday in a gym filled with toys donated for the Angel Tree program. About 1,700 children ages 12 and younger received Christmas gifts through this year's program.

December 21, 2012 3:47 pm
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm
Cut your own Christmas Tree

Cut your own Christmas Tree

Tony Farrell of Orland Park, Ill., helps his daughter Faith, 12, cut down a tree at the Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Crown Point on Dec. 1.

December 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Cut your own Christmas Tree

Cut your own Christmas Tree

Jen and Tony Farrell, of Orland Park., Ill., and their children Hailey, 10, Faith, 12, and Jack, 6, examine the tree at the Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Crown Point on Dec. 1.

December 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Cut your own Christmas Tree

Cut your own Christmas Tree

Jen Farrell takes a photo as her husband Tony and daughter Faith, 12, finish cutting a tree down at the Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Crown Point  on Dec. 1. Children Hailey, 10, and Jack, 6, Farrell look on.

December 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Cut your own Christmas Tree

Cut your own Christmas Tree

 Tony Farrell, of Orland Park, Ill., celebrates after helping his daughter Faith, 12, cut down a tree at the Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Crown Point on Dec. 1. Another daughter, Hailey, 10, looks on.

December 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Cut your own Christmas Tree

Cut your own Christmas Tree

Tony and Jen Farrell, of Orland Park, Ill., are followed by their children Hailey, 10, Jack, 6, and Faith, 12, drag their chosen tree to their car at the Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Crown Point on Dec. 1.

December 01, 2012 3:37 pm
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