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What you need to know about Emerald Ash Borer and its management
This creature has gifted us all!
Spring is around the corner, just behind the daffodils
The Emerald Ash Borer beetle. I
t’s making its way across Canada and has finally reached Winnipeg, travelling up from Minnesota. We are talking about the dreaded emerald ash
borer, the imported, pretty, green jewel beetle that is devastating ash trees, particularly green ash, across central Canada and the United States It does not af- fect mountain ash. Its Latin name is Agrilus planipennis and it arrived
in Canada via Windsor in 2002. Since then, it has moved into Ontario and Quebec, and hit Toronto in
2007 killing thousands of ash trees. The beetle is about a half-inch long and an eighth of an inch wide. Its slender body is a metallic green in colour. The larvae are flat and white and an inch long. The adult beetle, which is a flyer, feeds on leaves
and then bores into the cracks in the bark of the tree to the cambium layer where it lays its eggs from June to August. The inch-and-a-half-long, flat, 10-seg- mented larvae hatch from flattish, white, translucent, u 4 'Emerald Ash Borer'
Union endorsement for political candidates
What dictates their choices? Do members support their choices? Fred Morris
Third party groups who en-
procedures for obtaining a nomi- nation are clearly documented. If a person is not suited to a politi- cal party, the vetting process will eliminate them from consider- ation.
olitical parties usually ad- vertise their nominations for any political office. The
dorse candidates should follow the same example. The Winnipeg Labour Council and United Fire Fighters will probably endorse candidates in some wards in the upcoming civic election. In the interests of transparency, a com- plete explanation about how these endorsements work is required. How, where and when should a prospective candidate make en-
quiries? What does an endorse- ment mean in terms of campaign contributions and volunteers? Both groups should specifically state who actually belongs to their group. What percentage of their members has a say in these endorsements? The public should be aware of the ongoing process. Both groups should answer cer- tain questions.
u 4 'Union endorsement' Narcisus poeticus. Dorothy Dobbie
1, the sun rises at 8:01 a.m. and sets at 5:23 p.m., but the actual daylight hours extend from dawn to dusk, meaning the day will last about 10 hours and 32 minutes. By Feb. 28, however, the sun rises at 7:29 a.m. and doesn’t set until 6:09, and the dawn (6:41 a.m.) to dusk (6:41 p.m.) hours extend our day to a full 12 hours. Along with the longer days comes our longing for flowers and sunlight, and nothing imitates sunlight better than the lovely daffodil, officially known as Narcissus. Its cheerful yellow, white, orange and sometimes pink hues are a harbinger of brighter days ahead for winter-weary eyes. I don’t know why we don’t see more daffodils planted in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Many varieties are hardy here and they have an advantage over tulips in our climate in that they are long livers and will gradually increase, need- ing division and transplanting only every five to seven years or so. I plant ‘King Alfred’, intro-
F u 4 'Daffodil joy'
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