Homeowners are reporting green or brown clusters hanging from the trees that look like a cocklebur. These clusters are caused by an eriophyid mite, and the damage is commonly called the ash staminate flower gall. Read more about Strange Growth Reported on Ash?
Iowans dealing with unsafe drinking water have two options for disinfecting small quantities of water, says Sam Beattie, food science and safety specialist with Iowa State University Extension. Read more about In Emergency, Disinfect Drinking Water by Boiling or Chemical Treatment
A condition known as bacterial wetwood occurs most frequently on elm, maple, poplar, oak and birch trees. Read more about Leaky Trees