You may have noticed that spruce trees, particularly blue spruce trees, from around the county have been looking unhealthy lately. There are several reasons why a spruce trees needles might turn brown and drop. Before action is taken on saving the tree, it is important to find out why the needles are dropping as this will determine the necessary course of action, if any. The most common cause for needle drop is simply natural causes. Needles will stay on a spruce tree for 2-3 years before droppi
As the days get warmer and the grass grows, so do the pests we manage each summer, namely weeds and insects. Many of us rely on pesticides to control these nuisances, and now is a good time to remind everyone to always read the label of products they are purchasing or applying to help minimize the risks associated with these products.
The invasive insect Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is old news for much of Indiana, including White County, and it has already done extensive damage to the state's ash tree population. While much of the harm has been done, if you have ash tree's that haven't been affected yet, there are now good options for saving the tree(s), and now is a good time to do so.
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00am to 1:00pm from May 20th to October 28th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of BJ Wingers. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Consti
Dates and locations are set for the 2017 Monticello Farmer's Market, which is now seeking vendors for the upcoming season. Interested vendors with produce, arts, crafts, plants, flowers, baked goods and the like are encouraged to apply. Those interested can find an application and market policy information at: http://www.monticelloinfarmersmarket.com/