Tent worms, army worms and canker worms. We often hear and use these names interchangeable for a very similar issue. There is a web full of caterpillars forming on your tree.
Does it seem to you like the fall colours are a little more vivid this year? I think they are.
Mancana Manchurian Ash, Lace Weeping Willow, Ming Cherry, Gentry and Nobility White Ash, Spring Snow Flowering Crabapple, Northern Acclaim Honeylocust, Patmore, Trojan and Prairie Spire Green Ash, Autumn Blaze Maple, Skyfest and Siouxland Cottonwood as well as various hybrid Poplars and even more varieties after that.
Ever play with those little brown helicopter seeds when you were a kid? The ones you can toss on the air and they fall while spinning in fast circles? Officially, they are Maple seeds, but helicopter seeds are much more fun and relatable.
Lantana is a plant that I find has a very specific demographic. To those who actually know about it, it is the most wonderful, colourful, and unique plant.
Swiss Stone Pine seems to be an uncommon tree in every aspect. We rarely see it in our landscape here in Manitoba, but even in its native environment it has a small range where it can be found.
Trees are green. We learn this in kindergarten. Plants over all grow green leaves.
And we are back, lets dive right back into the pits, figuratively. We will start with Native Plums.