Question on Leyland Cypress

I have a row of Leyland Cypress trees that have continually get dead limbs, and two of them have died in the last three years. I've had three companies evaluate them with three different answers. 1) it's seiridium canker and there's nothing you can do about it, 2) it's seiridium canker and I should inject each of the trees with heavy growth fertilizers every 8 months (at $700 a treatment) and 3) it's borers and they should be treated by digging a trench around the tree and laying down a pesticide ($125).

I live on the west side of Albuquerque and would like any advice I can get. There are a number of these types of trees on this side of town that appear to have the same condition. I would like to plant replacement trees for the ones that have died but at least of the companies advised against it, saying the canker would likely kill them too.


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Hi, I have read and watched all the great resources you provide on potato...

Hi, I have read and watched all the great resources you provide on potato growing. Thank you. Question: The when to plant vegetable chart(HG-16) notes that potatoes can be planted in early July. Is there a certain kind of potato that is best for summer planting? I am thinking of trying the bag method and demonstrating this with kids during a summer gardening class. Thanks for your advice. Ann


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Is the fuzzy white mold harmful on my Walmart Teryaki Beef Jerky? Occurred 2 weeks after opening and resealing the bag.


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Washington County Oregon food safety over 4 years ago

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