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lynnmor

I lost my hemlocks some years ago to the woolly adelgids.  I sprayed, but the trees were too high to do it right.

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Handy Don
2 hours ago, tom2p said:

have not seen spotted lanternfly - yet - but I'm wondering if they are around ... something took out a tulip poplar at one edge of our property (?)


 

we are dealing with a big pest issue now - woolly adelgid 

 

I've planted around 50-60 Canadian hemlocks over the past 25 years - most on or near property lines 

 

the hemlocks grew well and looked great - but now we are in danger of losing them  (white residue from woolly adelgid evident) ... one tree now gone (pic below)

 

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We lost our stand of 8 hemlocks to those woolies some years back. I still miss them and that spot stands empty as I've not figured out a good species to put there!

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wallfish

Oh joy, just more wonder gifts from china!

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tom2p
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lynnmor
10 minutes ago, tom2p said:


???

 

 

Tiger swallowtail butterfly.

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lynnmor

Had a 3 foot tree of unknown species growing in my holly tree, when I cut it out it was covered with the devils.  Stomped it as best I could but probably half of them got away.  They were all in the red stage.  I wonder if most people can identify them in their various stages, they keep changing appearance.

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Ed Kennell

The devils and a late cicada on the screen last night.

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lynnmor

The DW had a cicada land on her yesterday, I guess he was late to the party and was trying to find a girlfriend.

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Ed Kennell

I tried the sticky tape and it caught some of them, but most backed off as soon as they felt thier front leg sticking.   They would crawl around the tree feeling the tape for an opening.  Then eventually hopped off and flew back landing above the tape.

So, today I made a screen funnel to guide them into a baggie.

 

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Handy Don
1 hour ago, Ed Kennell said:

screen funnel to guide them into a baggie

Crafty, you are. Good luck!

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Ed Kennell

It's working....and also catching Cicadas.     The lantern flys make it to the baggy but the Cicadas don't seem to enter the baggy, but are caught up in the screen.

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lynnmor
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Yesterday I took down the large tree of heaven to remove a large food source for the devils.  It was covered with them and I was only able to spray a small portion.  In hindsight, it may have been better to wait till they lay their eggs in the fall and then destroyed them.  The tree was about 10" in diameter, 3 feet above the ground.  The wood is very heavy and splits easily, so I will use it for firewood.

 

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Ed Kennell

My traps on the large silver maple are collecting a lot of devils and cicadas.    But many are landing on the tree above the traps and climbing to the top.    I am wondering if the tree is in danger of not surviving.

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lynnmor

Now the flys are visiting the stump of the tree of heaven that I cut down.  I sprayed them and hope to kill more in the future.

 

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Ed Kennell

The migration to my maple tree seems to be slowing .

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lynnmor

Stopped at a local pizza shop today and found this mess, the owner vacuums them up everyday.  She called the ag department and they said the soybean field across the road is the source of the infestation, of course they offered no assistance.

 

 

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