Tuck, a sleep hygiene, health, and wellness foundation, has prepared this guide for how to donate, recycle, resell or reuse old or used mattresses. Mattress Disposal Guide
Match the photos and the tree names to the descriptions. *
A link to the answers is located at the bottom on the page.
- American Elm
- Black Willow
- Bur Oak
- Gum Bumelia
- Mexican Plum
- Osage Orange
- Sugar Hackberry
Click on each photo below for a larger view.
a. Other name is “…from the French words meaning wood of the bow, because the arching branches were a favorite of Osage Indians and others for bow wood.”
b. Also known as Chittamwood. “Small tree occasionally more than 40 feet high, with stiff, spiny branches. Children used to chew the gum that exuded from the bark and called it ‘chicady’ “.
c. “The overall form of (this tree) open grown is often likened to a column or fountain of water.” “The state tree of Nebraska and North Dakota.”
d. “…branches were used as divining rods to locate water. Indians made an infusion of the bark to alleviate fever and aches. (the bark does, in fact, contain salicylic acid, which is present in aspirin.)” “The fast growth and shallow roots are known to break pavement – these same properties make the tree useful for erosion control.” Woodpeckers favor these.
e. “…grows fast, gives good shade, resistant to pollution and cotton root rot, shallow root system holds the soil. …sweet fruits produced in abundance are a favorite food of many species of bird. Good selection to plant in areas where nothing else will grow.”
f. “Flowers very early in Spring. …juicy fruits are eaten by only a few species of wildlife – foxes, ring-tailed cats, and songbirds.”
g. “Seedlings have been found to have a 4 ½ foot taproot at the end of the first growing season. A stately tree, 80 feet or more tall, … in the landscape this tree can become large and dominating.” “…few insect or disease problems.” “In winter the corky twigs and stout branches give it a picturesque appearance.”
* Text and descriptions from Texas Trees, A Friendly Guide, by Paul W. Cox and Patty Leslie, Corona Press, San Antonio, 1999.
The flowers at NPNA’s rose garden and flower beds are in bloom this month.
The City of Dallas lists these violations as the top ten cited by Code Compliance. Visit Code Compliance for more information,
High Weeds. Weeds should be no higher than 12 inches.
Litter. Keep lawns mowed, clipped mulched or cleared and property free of litter
Obstructions Alley/Sidewalk/Street. Trim trees, shrubbery and vines which may obstruct any vehicle or persons traveling through a sweet, alley, or sidewalk. Required clearance for sidewalks is 8 feet and 15 feet for streets and alleys.
Signs Public Right of Way. Do not post signs or posters of any type on utility poles, lamp posts, shade trees in the City’s right of way or on any public structure or building.
Bulky Trash. Place bulky trash out only during designated time period. Do not put out construction materials, dirt, rock or concrete.
Substandard Structures. Keep structures in good repair — no peeling paint, leaking roofs, electrical or plumbing problems, holes in walls, floors or ceiling and no decayed wood.
Junk Motor Vehicle. Motor vehicles that are inoperative and/or partially dismantled and have expired license tags or safety stickers are considered “junk motor vehicles”.
Illegal Dumping. Dispose of waste only at permitted facilities.
Illegal Outside Storage. Do not store items longer than 24 continuous hours outdoors if they are not customarily used or stored outside or are made of materials that will deteriorate from exposure to the outside environment.
Graffiti. Remove any markings of graffiti visible from any public property or right-of-way immediately.
Thank you for showing your appreciation of our men and women in blue. Blue ribbons have been spotted on trees, bushes, lamps, posts, doors, and fences. And a special “thank you” to Kiki Paschall and Ed Bright for organizing the Blue Ribbon Campaign and to all the volunteers who delivered ribbons to every home in the neighborhood.
The video below shows a few of the ways Blue Ribbons are being displayed.
Permissible hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every weekend and holiday. (Hours for weekdays are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Make sure your lawn service is aware of the time restrictions. Violators could be fined up to $2,000.
So, kick back and enjoy the quiet on Saturdays and Sundays in the early morning and evening.
Make sure you or your landscaper
- Never directs yard waste into the street or storm drains
- Collects or blows grass clippings into your yard from sidewalks, driveways and streets
- Use clippings as a natural mulch or compost, or bag yard waste for the monthly bulk waste collection
- Dusk and Dawn: Limit activities when mosquitoes are most active.
- Dress: Wear long sleeves and pants, loose and light colored clothing.
- DEET: Use insect repellants containing DEET or another EPA-approved repellent and follow label instructions.
- Drain: Eliminate standing water around your yard.
The information below is from City of Dallas Stormwater Management, 214-948-4022.
Dallas City Code Chapter 19 Health and Sanitation, Section 19-118 prohibits discharging filter backwash and pool water with a chlorine level of 1 mg/L or greater to the storm drain system. Such violations can result in fines up to $2,000 per violation, per day.
It is a City Code violation to drain pools into the alleyways. Pools drained for repairs or cleaning must drain to the sanitary sewer in compliance with the Dallas Plumbing Code, to a natural drainage course if no sanitary sewer is available (City Code Chapter 43A).
When a swimming pool is drained to a natural drainage course, such as down an alley/street, the pool water with all its chemicals enters the storm drainage system and then is discharged directly into the nearest creek, river, or lake without being cleaned or treated.
Stormwater pollution from swimming pools is preventable. To view swimming pool requirements in the Dallas City Code, visit the City of Dallas website at www.dallascityhall.com.
Stormwater Prevention Tips
- Cease pool treatments prior to discharging.
- Dechlorinate water to less than 1 mg/L before draining.
- Verify a pH between 6 and 9 prior to discharge.
- Clean vegetation and debris before draining.
- Monitor draining to prevent erosion.
- Discharge all backwash to the sanitary sewer system.
- Clean pool filters over a vegetated area.
- Do not discharge copper-based or silver-based algaecides.
Report stormwater polluters. Call 3-1-1.
The online D Magazine has recently published an article by Vince Punaro, a long-time resident of Northaven Park. Read what he has to say about life along Joe’s Creek in “Why I Love Northaven Park.” Thank you, Vince!