Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum

White tent-like masses in the forks of tree limbs in early spring are the silken nests of the eastern tent caterpillar, a native insect that develops on fruit and hardwood trees. It is often confused with the fall webworm, which also creates silken nests. To learn more about this pest and how to deal with it, read this article…

Landscaping In Spite of Black Walnuts

Black walnut trees can have a dramatic, negative affect on certain plants. Black walnut trees, and a few other types of trees, produce a chemical called juglone that causes wilting, yellowing of leaves and sometimes the death of susceptible plants. To learn more about juglone toxicity and which plants are suceptible, read this article…

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