Kentucky Hemp and The Great American Weed Rush  by  Allen Bush

I have a history of occasional, informal, peer-reviewed, THC trials of psychoactive marijuana. The trial was simple: I smoked marijuana with friends. I try to imagine I was judged, during these trials, as witty and funny—then again, perhaps merely as stupid. Details are fuzzy. It’s been a long time. Marijuana has been loved and reviled since the Chinese first recorded use in a 2600 BC pharmacopoeia. They didn’t know the difference between any of the 113 or so cannabanoids, including tetrahydrocannbinol(THC) or cannibidinol (CBD), but someone must have suspected something was going on. I am new to cannibidinol(CBD), the non-psychoactive compound derived from hemp. You may be wondering: what’s the difference between marijuana and hemp? They are both derived from the same Cannabis sativa species, but they’ve taken different paths for different purposes. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture licenses growers under a Hemp Pilot Program. A miniscule .3% of THC is the Kentucky legal limi..
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Ask an Arborist: How do I Avoid Damaging my Tree’s Roots?

Ask An Arborist Ask an Arborist: How do I Avoid Damaging my Tree’s Roots? By Arbor Day Foundation | October 10, 2018 One of the most common questions we’re asked by members is, “what can I do to avoid damaging my tree’s roots?” In this video, Pete explains how roots stabilize our trees, how they help our trees grow, and how much space they need to grow and thrive. How long are tree root systems and how deep do they grow? Most roots are found within the top two feet of soil. The majority of tree roots grow within the dripline of a tree, the area at the edge of a tree’s crown where rainwater would drip. It is important to see the root flare of a tree, the area at the base of the trunk that spreads out to the roots. Identifying the root flare helps to determine whether a tree was planted at the appropriate depth and how healthy its root system may be. How do I avoid damaging my tree’s roots when planting? Surface roots are common on trees that were not planted deep enough. ..
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