Soil & Plant Health

Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea)

Last year there was a large infestation of ‘Fall webworm’ in the Comox Valley and across many parts of Vancouver Island. You may have noticed the large ‘tent’ webs on red-alder trees along the roads and highways starting in July and August, and perhaps in your gardens too. While the caterpillars and their webs may…

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Healthy Roots & Soil

Trees in the urban environment are often found in less than ideal growing conditions which may include: compacted, oxygen-poor soils soils lacking in organic material minimal space or soil (trees surrounded by parking lots/pavement on all sides) lack of proper irrigation/change to drainage during nearby construction. These obstacles and stressors can inhibit growth, leave the…

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