Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The affects of the inch worms and the warm warm winter up until now

The spring inch worm infestation had a noticeable affect on the quantity of the leaves that we didn't have to rake this fall. Though there are still leaves to pick up, they are far fewer than in any other year I can recall. Also due to the dry summer and fall, we were able to mulch leaves a lot longer than in many years. 
The long warm winter was also conducive to the breeding winter moths, so I expect another heavy infestation in the spring. 
This was the warmest year on record, around the globe. For the third year in a row. Sad to say that inch worms may be the least of the worries of the trees in the cemetery.