Calhoun County, Michigan

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Please id

Hello, Assistance with plant id the green and the "burgundy" plants in this photo, please.
Thank you


Calhoun County Michigan over 3 years ago

Plant ID

What is this “fungus”? Growing atop area where maple was removed over 10 years ago. Very hard in texture. How can it be controlled? Thanks



Calhoun County Michigan almost 2 years ago

Do I have a problem?

I have several Norway spruce in my front yard. One of them in particular has browning in the weeping sections (pictures 1 and 2). In addition my other spruces have bare branches (picture 3). Sadly I just removed several very sick Blue Spruces, could something have spread even though they are different species? Thanks for any response, Mike.


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Calhoun County Michigan almost 2 years ago

Bird Feeders

I have always had a number of bird feeders in my yard. This year the number of birds are down and some species are not here. Cardinals seem to be abundant, but blue jays, gold finches, house finches, carolina wrens, etc. are not here. What has happened to the bird population?


Calhoun County Michigan 8 months ago

Sunflower/ Harvesting for human consumption

If I cut a sunflower down before all of the seeds have turned black, will leaving it in the flower to dry make it turn black? Are white seeds edible? Do I soak them in salt water? If so, what is the solution? Can I use a dehydrator?


Calhoun County Michigan 14 days ago

My white pine tree needles are turning yellow and then they die. We've lost...

My white pine tree needles are turning yellow and then they die. We've lost two trees so far and it is quickly spreading to the other trees. Sometimes it is just a branch but soon it affects the whole tree.


Calhoun County Michigan almost 5 years ago

White or Purple Grapes?

Hello, we have a grape vine in our back yard. It has a lot of grapes this year, and we would like to make jelly. However, we have no idea when grapes are ripe, or if these are white or purple grapes. I've noticed that any grapes that make it to a purple color either are rotten, or become just a husk/shell, or disappear. The ones that are white/green, you can push on them and they have give but do not disintegrate. The seeds inside the green/white ones are slightly brown/tan. Should the seeds be black? Are they ready to pick? How can I go about ID'ing these grapes? Thank you!


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Calhoun County Michigan 10 days ago

White Pine with Brown needles

Would brown needles be the result of Pine Bark Beetles? How can I be sure? I purchased a product that is by Fertilome called System Insect Drench. However, Pine Bark Beetles are not mentioned. I want to save the tree, however, I do not wish to throw money away.
What advise do you have for me. I can send a picture if that would help.

Followup question from email sent to Beverly Coberly:

There are many brown needles. I did attempt to attach two pictures of the tree and if that was not successful I will try again. In checking the tree as closely as I know how, I see no holes like I have been told that a pine bark beetle would make.

Let me know as I want to be sure that I treat this tree correctly so I do not lose the tree.


Calhoun County Michigan over 2 years ago

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