Christmas Tree Pest Manual

It's done!!!! The latest edition of this very excellent manual is available through the Michigan State University Bulletin Office. If you are a grower, extension agent, forester, landscaper, arborist or a landowner, this is the best diagnostic tool for Christmas tree pests in the Lake States. And, it's a bargain at $20 per copy. It has 143 pages with over 250 color pictures of damage caused by insects, diseases, animals and abiotic agents. To get one (while they last), contact the MSU Bulletin Office.

By phone = 517-355-0240.
By FAX = 517-353-7168.
By mail = MSU Bulletin Office
10-B Agriculture Hall |
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039.

Free brochure on autumn leaf color change

The U. S. Forest Service will send a single copy of a colorful brochure, " Why leaves change color", upon request. This brochure includes answers to such questions as

Where do autumn colors come from? How does weather affect autumn color? What triggers leaf fall? What does all this do for the tree? What happens to all those fallen leaves?

To obtain this brochure send your request and your name and address to the U. S. D. A., Forest Service, Office of Communications, Attention Publications, P.O. Box 96090, Washington, D.C. 20090-6090, or telephone your request by calling 202-205-1059.