The Value of Christmas Trees

"...there is no reason why the joy associated with the Christmas evergreen may not be a means of arousing in the minds of children an appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees; and keen appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees is a long stop toward the will to plant and care for them (Arthur Sowder, US Forest Service, 1949)."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring Rush & Rosette Bud Mite Treatment

Sometimes kids seem in such a hurry to grow up. It seems like that's the way it is with this spring! All at once, all the Fraser fir buds are breaking everywhere. Hope no one got any frost earlier this week.

I just wanted to remind folks that if you have to treat your trees for rosette bud mites, you might end up treating earlier this year than you usually do. You want to wait until ALL THE TREES in the block have broken bud. But  theses late breakers, might be all out by the end of next week instead of into June. Let your trees be your guide.

A singe treatment of either Dimethoate or Mavrik will control the rosette bud mites. For more information see: Rosette Bud Mite on Fraser Fir -- CTN 018A.

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