March 11, 2009

Transplanting Small Trees

Occasionally the need arises to move trees within the home landscape. Early spring (before growth begins) and fall (after leaf drop) are the best times to transplant deciduous trees. Evergreens are most successfully transplanted in early spring and late summer (late August to mid-September).

Announcement: Growing Season Publication Schedule

This issue begins our bi-monthly publication through the growing season. You will receive notification of new issues every two weeks from now through mid-October. Enjoy the growing season and let us know what interesting discoveries happen where you are!

Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - March 11, 2009

The clinic received a sample of a pseudoscorpion. Pseudoscorpions have claws like a scorpion, but no stinger and are completely harmless. Pseudoscorpions live outside and are occasional accidental invaders indoors. Often they are found in bathrooms because they are looking for water. Pseudoscorpions found indoors can be taken back outside and released. For more information on pseudoscorpions please see our Insect Information Note.

Winter Dessication of Evergreens

The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic has recently received specimens of pine, spruce, fir, yew and other evergreens.

Unusual Exposed Honey Bee Comb