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2013-10-25 23:22:23

Now is the time to apply the BugBarrier Tree Band®, by Envirometrics Systems USA, Inc., to reduce next year's fall cankerworm and winter moth populations. Victor, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 After watching caterpillars feast on valuable trees all summer, now is the time to prevent them from returning next summer, without resorting to pesticides. Banding trees this fall with the BugBarrier Tree Band ® will prevent the egg-laden female cankerworms and winter moth from climbing...

2013-08-21 23:22:39

The Western honeybee is increasingly endangered and critical to Colorado’s ecosystem. Swingle tree removal technicians safely relocated a large hive. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Tree removal technicians for Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care strengthened the Colorado ecosystem by relocating a 30,000-member Western honeybee colony while working in southwest Denver. The decline of the Western honeybee is of increasing concern. “You can thank,” said Time Magazine in...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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