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May 30, 2006

Correct plant use enhances environment

Cliff Ruth

The correct use of plants increases property values and provides natural filtration systems for water and air, says Cliff Ruth, North Carolina Cooperative Extension area specialized agent in commercial horticulture and turfgrass.

As our communities grow, the landscaping and nursery industries, unlike many other agricultural areas, are expanding exponentially and will continue to grow and thrive.

That's the expert opinion of Ruth, who works in the midst of such growth in Henderson County in Western North Carolina. The county's status recently changed from rural to smaller urban, he says.

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Posted by Art at May 30, 2006 01:04 PM