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Saving an Old Oak

June 28, 2019 - Many is the time that I get a call about an old, ill oak tree. “It’s been there for generations.” “I used to swing under it as a child.” “It’s was planted by my great grandparents.”

You get the idea. There is huge sentimental value attached to it. And it is doing poorly.

Tomatoes Struggling

June 27, 2019 - I’ve read somewhere that tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners in America. I don’t know if that’s really true, but I do think of it as one of the most popular vegetables in East Texas. 

I’ve been asked recently about some problems with our local garden tomatoes. Recent rains and our typical humidity are starting to cause problems on tomatoes for area gardeners. 

Three different types of issues have been brought to my attention so far this season. Fungal disease physiological problems and herbicide injury.

Centipedes and Millipedes

May 20, 2019 - I’ve had several folks call me recently about an abundance of centipedes in their landscapes as well as their homes. 

As all critters grow and mature, there are certainly cases where the conditions line up and are favorable to developing a huge population. And when that happens, everyone affected immediately notices.

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