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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County


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Spring Garden Tour 2015


Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

 Have a gardening question?

Master Gardener assisting a client at the Gardening Helpline.

Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

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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?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • Thrips Expert Cheryle O'Donnell: From San Diego to Beltsville

    Added April 24, 2015
    Just before Cheryle O'Donnell left San Diego for Beltsville, Md. she posed for this photo, which documents her USDA career.

    Thrips expert Cheryle O'Donnell, a true UC Davis success story, is now settled into her new position. As of April 6, the former San Diego resident is the National Thysanoptera Taxonomist with the National Identification Services (NIS) at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) in Beltsville, MD. Specifically, her position is with the National Identification Services (NIS) of the Plant...

  • Happy Arbor Day!

    Added April 24, 2015
    Julius S. Morton Photo courtesy

    Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day! Have you ever wondered how this national (and international) holiday got its roots? Arbor Day is an annual observance that promotes tree planting and care and reflects a hope for the future. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska. In 1854, Julius Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to Nebraska City, Nebraska. Morton was a nature lover...

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Copies are available or purchase at the UC Cooperative Extension office during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.


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