wild pear

Are there Pyrus pyraster specimens found in Linn Co.? I believe I have found one of great age here in Albany. It may be an old specimen of the Seckle pear. It has the small fruits, thorns, and the round, small leaves of the pyraster, and is growing among a riparian grove of Oregon Ash. I would be glad to show someone the tree, if this is of interest.


Linn County Oregon plant identification riparian horticulture over 4 years ago

Emerald Ash Borer

Who should I contact to look at a Green Ash tree in my yard for possible Green Ash Borer.


Adams County Iowa finding an arborist over 4 years ago

My neighbor raises gladioli. This year the flower stalk would only support...

My neighbor raises gladioli. This year the flower stalk would only support one flower at a time. The bottom most flower would bloom, then die before the next flower bloomed. It was that way for all of his gladioli. Usually the entire flower stalk would be in bloom. Can you tell me what caused this problem?


Cass County Minnesota gladiolus over 4 years ago

Tomato disease - early blight?

One of my tomato plants (and only one) has a problem. It kind of looks like early blight, but I don't see the round spots that I see in example photos of early blight on the web. The plant is not crowded next to other plants (as you can see in my photo). This started within the last few weeks.

This is an heirloom tomato, Marianna's Peace. The other tomatoes in the garden are other varieties.

Is this early blight, or something else? And how should I treat it?


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Larimer County Colorado fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

I have a 40 year old (when I transplanted it) Pin Oak tree that suddenly...

I have a 40 year old (when I transplanted it) Pin Oak tree that suddenly died! The leaves came out, then turned brown and fell off. There are only a few brown leaves left on it. What could cause the tree to die so suddenly? Is my second tree (same age) in danger? I see some dead branches on it, but there are lots of healthy leaves at present.


Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs pin oak browned out over 4 years ago

Late Blight

I received your answer about the late blight on our tomatoes. I forgot to ask if any of the ripe tomatoes are edible?


Clearfield County Pennsylvania over 4 years ago

Efficiency of Care Costs?

If a physician orders a test for example a carotid artery ultrasound how can a consumer find out the best cost they will be charged? Hospitals charge more than outpatient Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs) or if the doctor can provide this service in their office. Efficiency of care costs for the consumers who have large deductibles or co-pays should be informed on how to shop around. If the charges at the hospital are $900 and the IDTF or the physician can provide this service in their office charges $234, there is a big difference to the consumer. Will physicians be tracked on the the efficiency of care costs? A physician should understand the cost of a test and should have available recommendations for their patients.


Oakland County Michigan human health health finance health insurance affordable care act health insurance literacy access to health care health care professionals obamacare health care reform over 4 years ago

Apple Tree dying

I have a very old Apple tree that has a few dying branches like the photo. Can they be trimmed off now or do I need to wait until winter?



Ramsey County Minnesota home apple production pruning trees over 4 years ago




Ogemaw County Michigan raspberries small fruit fruit production berries over 4 years ago

Electrical engineering

I want to power three 240V appliances using a battery, an inverter and an alternator.
Guide me.....


Outside United States engineering over 4 years ago

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