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Re: Re: River Birch


HI All!
        Behind and lurking as usual. I went to a BAYER CropScience Product
Training this last week. They had been doing tests in Ohio and Michigan on
EAB and were getting good control with MERIT which is in their BAyer Tree
and Shrub product.

betsy
Evergreen
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: River Birch


> What a shame!!!  Is there anything that can stop/deter/reduce this borer.
> I'm understanding from other things that I am reading that the continuing
> warming will make it worse.  We always have had the pine borer in the
South
> but cooler winters usually kept the numbers small.  Not having a "normal"
> winter in almost twenty years has resulted in unusually large insect
> populations that are very difficult to keep under control.
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 8/9/2006 2:28:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: River Birch
> >
> > In a message dated 8/9/06 12:13:34 PM, holmesbm@usit.net writes:
> >
> >
> > > The new hybrid of paper birch that was mentioned in my workshop was
> > > "Heritage"
> > >
> >
> > Bonnie, this is the better   one for our area also but not on the
> recommended
> > list. Due to our heavy clay, birches have a iron chlorosis   problem
> here.
> > I have a huge 3 trunked birch, not Heritage just a species & it is
> beautiful
> > but certainly one of the messiest trees you can have.   My neighbor has
3
> in
> > their landscape that suffer and look terrible.   They finally removed
the
> worst
> > one.   I love the bark!
> >      The information I rcd yesterday is the Emerald Ash Borer has killed
> > 15
> > million ash trees in Michigan.   Pockets of damaging activity have also
> been
> > found in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio & Windsor Ontario.   In 2005 visual
> surveys
> > were conducted in all 99 counties in Iowa. More than 1300 ash trees in
> 238
> > sites were observed for the signs & sysmptoms of EAB.   Several
instances
> of
> > native boring insects were recorded but NO EAB were found.
> >      Ceres
> >
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