Thursday, July 28, 2005

[puma-news] Yellow jackets

Anybody know what to do about a yellow jacket nest, I've discovered on my
deck. One sting so far and I'd prefer no more. Advice and help
Richard Sann

[puma-news] [Fwd: Tossing weeds in the road?]

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Subject: Tossing weeds in the road?
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:58:15 -0600

I was driving down Aspen Meadow today and spotted a fresh bunch of tall  musk thistles (weeds) that had been pulled and tossed in the road across  from Meadowland Court.  I thought someone must be working on this and planning to pick them up.  Several hours later I passed by and saw how traffic had not only crushed  the plants but also assisted them in broadcasting countless seeds down  the road and on to adjacent properties.  While I am not the local plant/weed expert (I defer to Jennifer  Stewart)...I have to question the road tossing approach to weed  mitigation (seen from time to time each year).  Jennifer can correct me  on this...but unless the plants are very young (have not developed their  seed heads)...this is not the way to deal with them.  Just a thought from an old weed pulling guy...  Thanks! Norman