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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

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The Great Pumpkin Decorating Day


Saturday, October 22, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Child must be accompanied by an adult

and must bring their own pumpkin, large or small,

to decorate with fun craft materials.

Garden of the Sun

Fall Class Schedule


 Have a gardening question?


Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Worms Are Defoliating My Redbud Tree

REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. 
(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Large worms are eating the leaves of my redbud tree? It will soon be stripped.  What can I do?

>> Read Answer

Local and State Gardening News

  • Marek Borowiec Drawn to Ants, Especially Army Ants

    Added October 24, 2016
    This is Lioponera princeps, one of the ants that Marek Borowiec studies. (Image by Marek Borowiec)

    Marek Borowiec's world revolves around myrmecology, the scientific study of ants. Borowiec, who received his doctorate in entomology in June from the University of California, Davis, studying with major professor Phil Ward, will speak on "Genomic Data and the Tree of Life: Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns of Army Ant Evolution" at his exit seminar. Set from 4:10 to 5 p.m. on...

  • Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 22: Yes, There's Life After Lawn

    Added October 21, 2016
    Monarch butterfly nectaring on Buddleia 'Purple Haze.' This will be one of the plants offered at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Is there life after lawn? Yes. If you're looking for plants to attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies, then the UC Davis Arboretum's Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 22 is the place to "bee." A public fall clearance sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, UC Davis campus. It will feature a "wide selection of Arboretum All-Stars,...

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