Blackwelder column: New garden problems as summer wanes

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 17, 2012

SALISBURY — Despite our waning growing season, Cooperative Extension still receives a number of homeowner questions via phone and e-mail. Walk-in traffic seems to increase in the late summer and early fall. The recent rains have created problems. And many problems are surfacing that are difficult to diagnose. Below are a few questions that you may have pondered.
Q: I have a large oak tree with caterpillars that are rapidly defoliating the tree. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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