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Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...called Alexander Archipelago wolves one of Alaska's most fascinating species. The wolves establish dens in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests.Clear-cut logging...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/agency-review-archipelago-wolves
State
Revamping the rip rap

...good at slowing water velocity," Hudson said. It also helps the stream bank resist erosion. Hudson said the big root systems of spruce trees, for instance can actually help to cement the rock revetment together, rendering it stronger than...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-07-19/revamping-rip-rap
Outdoors
From the Garden: It's all about perennials when it comes to a great 'show'

...strong stems, preparing for their march to bloom. They are a wonder in their carefully crafted design. They have two root systems, one below the bulb to anchor it and every year these roots pull the enlarging bulb deeper into the earth. The other...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-06-07/garden-its-all-about-perennials-when
Outdoors
Local trails could link into state, nat'l network

...discussed Friday and Saturday during a conference about the Southeast Alaska Trail System. SEAtrails is a proposed grass-roots system of hiking, biking, kayaking and diving trails throughout the Inside Passage that would attract independent travelers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080601/Loc_trails.shtml
Local
Man wins hearing in pot bust appeal

...outlining what they would be looking for before they entered his house in January 2001 and found 135 marijuana plants, root systems and a small amount of loose marijuana. "It's important to citizens that (authorities) can't just rummage, they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090102/sta_potbust.shtml
News
To John Muir cabin in October

...developing along the trail near the trailhead and a large spruce has tipped up its roots, exposing its very shallow root system. A few dwarf dogwood and bog laurel flowers stubbornly persisted, but they waited in vain for a passing bee or fly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102910/out_727786842.shtml
Outdoors
Prepare your trees and shrubs for the changing weather

...beech trees 15-feet tall, and Norway maples with trunks as big as a 2 by 4, are easier to plant now. Their huge root systems are wrapped in tarps and their tops are tied up to prevent them from whipping about in the backs of the trucks. We...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100902/nei_gardening.shtml
Neighbors
Yukon Quest: Fallen trees almost quash 2005 Quest

...Alaska and the Yukon Territory damaged the forest's root system, making the trees more susceptible to blow-downs...even worse. Four fires joined together to take out root systems in the Circle and Central regions, said Reynolds...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111504/spo_20041115021.shtml
Sports
Biological odd couples: Plants are more social than they look

...woods - they may be the reproductive bodies of essential mycorrhizal fungi. Still other land plants have rather poor root systems but supplement their "income" by capturing insects. Local examples include the sundews and the butterwort, which...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112606/out_20061126004.shtml
Outdoors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...mighty trunk, this one sprawled over the ground like a vine. Pieces of this carpet were cut off and grafted onto the root system of regular Larch trees and they continued to grow in this bizarre fashion. The grower can train the trunk up as tall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011200/Com_landscape.shtml

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