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Dear Plant Doctor: We would
appreciate your advice on several
problems we are having with some
of our plants.
Several young pear trees are ex
periencing serious leaf damage
(holes, half-eaten leaves, etc.) de
spite spraying with Sevin at the sug
gested application rates and times.
A young dogwood tree has leaves
discoloring, withering and dropping
off despite spraying and ample wa
Finally, we have numerous canna
lilies which are thriving and we
would like to know if they need
winterizing. Can the plants be divid
ed to increase the quantities at this
Answer: Thank goodness you en
closed a large stamped, self-addres
sed envelope because 1 am sending
you a stack of information.
Spraying any tree with just one
type of insecticide is a gamble.
Sevin is an excellent all-purpose in
secticide but it will not control all
kinds of insects with equal efficacy.
Try to capture some of the insects
feeding on your plants and take
them to the nearest N.C. Cooper
ative Extension office for positive
identification. The best treatment
(which may not include insecticide
use) for that insect can then be uti
Dogwoods, maples and many oth
er trees are showing severe signs of
summer leaf scorch and related heat
induced problems. New plantings
and young trees are especially sus
ceptible to summer leaf scorch.
Maintain good watering and cultural
practices and leave the rest to na
Cannas should be mulched and, if
crowded, divided in the fall. The fall
is an excellent time to divide most
all perennial flowering herbaceous
plants, including cannas. After can
na leaves and stalks have gone dor
mant and brawn (usually in De
cember or January), remove all (cut
off) above ground plant parts and
Ihen compost or destroy. This helps
interrupt the life cycle of several
types of insects that can be very de
structive to canna foliage.
Dear Plant Doctor: I have a 15
or 20- foot Kwanzan flowering cher
ry tree and the leaves are looking
sick (see enclosed leaves). People
tell me this tree has "short-life dis
ease" and that is what is killing my
tree. My tree is only 7 years old and
I have taken good care of it. Please
Answer: The Kwanzan flowering
cherry (Prunus serrulata) is not my
favorite tree, but it is certainly beau
tiful in the spring, and a healthy
plant should not be succumbing to
"short life" problems. I cannot diag
nose the problem with your tree
from the leaves you sent. The cher
ries and their relatives (peaches,
plums, apricots, pears, almonds,
etc.) are often plagued with a num
ber of insect, fungal and bacterial
I am sending you a new publica
tion, "Insect anil Disease Pro
blems, " cooperatively written and
published by the Extension Service
and the International Society of Ar
boriculture that should help ease
your concerns and get to the bottom
of your tree problem.
Send your gardening questions
and comments to The Plant Doctor,
P.O. Box 109 , Bolivia, N.C.
28422. Please remember to enclose a
SASE if you are requesting a reply
Milton Coleman Named To Team
Battling Gypsy Moth Introduction
Brunswick County Cooperative
Extension Service Director Milton
Coleman has been named to a man
agement team appointed to battle an
introduction of gypsy moths along
the Cape Fear River.
N.C. Agriculture Commissioner
Jim Graham and state agricultural
officials created the panel to launch
a program to control the voracious
pest in Brunswick and New Hanover
The team also includes represen
tatives from the N.C. Department of
Agriculture, the N.C. Forest Service,
the N.C. Nature Conservancy, the
U.S. Department of Defense, the
N.C. Department of Environment,
Health and Natural Resources.
Graham also named a science
panel to make recommendations to
the management team.
The gypsy moth is a dangerous
insect which feeds on the leaves of
trees and shrubbery. If left un
checked, the moth could leave for
ests and the environment suffering
the effects of defoliation.
In July, inspectors found the pest
aboard a munitions vessel docked
along the Cape Fear River al
Southport. The discovery alarmed
USDA officials because they no
ticed the female moth flying, a char
acteristic which gives the insect a
broader dispersal range.
Most strains of gypsy moths can
not fly. The European strain, whose
females are flightless, is already es
tablished in sections of northeastern
Inspectors found the moths
aboard the M.V. Advantage, a
freighter which docked at the Sunny
Point Military Ocean Terminal July
4. The ship had just arrived from a
two week voyage from Germany.
NCDA experts believe gypsy
moth pupae attached to the ship's
cargo. They began to emerge as
adults after the ship left port.
Europe, and Germany in particular,
are experiencing their worst out
break of gypsy moths in 50 years.
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SHALLOTTE I JONS making Candy Day plans include (from left) Hill Caudill, Davis Milligan, Percy
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Lions Club Candy Fundraiser Set
Shallotte Lions Club members will conduct a Candy
Day fund drive today (Thursday).
Candy Days provide help for the blind and visually
impaired of the Shallotte area. Club members will be
giving away Lions mints in front of various businesses
and signing up people interested in the organization's
annual grocery raffle.
Funds generated by Candy Day, a statewide project,
help the Lions maintaining health screening units, pro
vide eye examinations, eyeglasses and provide extra
money needed by some for eye surgery.
Cornea transplants, blind training, diabetic research
and dogs for the blind are all funded through Candy
Day. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness.
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"Throughout North Carolina, thousands of Lions
Club members will be hard at work to raise Candy Day
funds to take care of the ever-increasing costs and de
mands for services by the needy," said Shallotte Lions
spokesman Len Ferguson.
Class Of '73 Sets Dinner
Members of the South Brunswick High School class of
1973 will hold a get-together dinner Saturday, Oct. 2. at
The Seafood Barn Restaurant on Holden Beach at 7 p.m.
More information is available by calling Nina Davis
at 457-5744 between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or Mary
Bryant Morgan at 842-2193, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
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originals and prints will be
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Sept. 25 at our gallery.
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