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I have an old silver maple tree with a lot holes in his branches

Hi,
In the last year, we have a lot holes made by Sapsuker birds in this big tree, we have also the bigger woodpeckers around...so, not sure if they can live so close to each other, but unfortunately this is a very old tree and not so healthy any more, some branches are dead and because is very close to our 4 seasons room, after few time we trimmed, we think it is time to cut this tree for ever..
My question is when is the best time we can take this tree down, without affecting so bad these birds? We live in Dayton OH.

Montgomery County Ohio Posted about 2 hours ago

Can you please help me identify this insect?

Can you please help me identify this insect?

Shelby County Ohio Posted about 8 hours ago

White pumpkin

I have a white pumpkin that we purchase 4 years ago and still perfect My friend challenge me to try to get more info from an expert . If you can provide more info I will really appreciate it:)

Fulton County Georgia Posted about 21 hours ago

Not sure if you can help but I have a freshwater pond on my property and I...

Not sure if you can help but I have a freshwater pond on my property and I think I may have lost a Koi to ich. (Picture attached). Is it possible to treat this? I have no idea the amount of water in the pond but I believe it covers between 1/3 - 1/2 acre and is 25 ft deep. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. Mike

Lorain County Ohio Posted 1 day ago

Hi My name is Frank Vargo and I teach at Spring Garden Waldorf School in...

Hi My name is Frank Vargo and I teach at Spring Garden Waldorf School in Copley,Ohio.y students and I would like to know the best methods for sprouting Butternuts. Our success has been very low. Can you give us instructions to improve our germination rate or point us to a source of information?

Summit County Ohio seed starting winter squash Posted 1 day ago

Breathing ON a tarantula

I recently watched a clip from "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in which a guy from Zoo Australia was showing animals. He pulled out a tarantula and said in order to hold it, they must remain calm and not too breathe on the spider. This was never explained and the Google-verse doesn't seem to be able to come up with an answer. What's up with that?

Cumberland County Pennsylvania Posted 1 day ago

What is required to sell homemade pepper jam in Ohio

What is required to sell homemade pepper jam in Ohio

Butler County Ohio Posted 2 days ago

I am in Hamilton county and am interested in planting a small wheat plot for...

I am in Hamilton county and am interested in planting a small wheat plot for personal use. I am having a hard time finding information on the appropriate variety to plant in this region. If anyone could tell me the right variety to plant and where to purchase seed that would be very helpful!

Ohio Posted 4 days ago

White mold on bare earth spots in pasture--dangerous to sheep?

With the high rainfall and very humid conditions this summer, a white mold is appearing in bare earth spots in the pasture. The earth was bare aleady, the fungus didn't kill the grass. What is this mold species (if possible to ID) and is it dangerous for my sheep if they eat it?

Fauquier County Virginia pastures and grazing pastures and forages Posted 8 days ago

Ivy houseplant left In sun and moved to under a/c vent

I recently opened the A/C vent above my ivy that sits next to a sunny window shaded with a sheer curtain. After 2 weeks I went into room to water and found it was totally drooped over and some leaves were dry and crisp. Considering the new condition I realized I must have waited too long to water. Soil was dry so I watered minimally. But next day still the same. Should I water again and how much? How long will it take for leaves to stand up again?

Union County North Carolina houseplants horticulture Posted 10 days ago