Discussions about life around the Lake


There are many hemlock trees around the lake.  If you noticed that several branches are loosing their needles and, in general,the hemlock tree looks unhealthy they may infected. Around the lake the two most common and deadly pests are the Woolly Adelgid and Elongated Henmlock Scale. The Woolly Adelgid looks like little white woolly attachments on the  needles.  The Elongated Hemlock Scale can be observed on the lower needle surface and is extremely small.  They are light yellow brown to brownish orange. Below are two links that describe the pests in greater detail and what you can do to control

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Deer Resistant Plants

Deer present one of the greatest challenges to maintaining a garden in our area.  Fences and sprays are often used to discourage them from devouring our plants.  It is also possible to select plant that are deer resistant — although everyone will tell you that deer have an evolving palette that often expands to so-called “deer-resistant” plants. Here are a few links to selecting deer-resistant plants. Deer Resistant Plants – NC Cooperative Deer Resistant Plants – Landscape Nursery and Garden Center

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