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Re: [nafex] Juneberries and CAR

I haven't (yet) found any natives on the farm here, but there are a couple 
of A.laevis specimens on the grounds of the public library in town, that I 
visit to pick  - I don't think anyone other than myself and the birds have 
a clue as to what they are or what they're missing.  No rust on them, but a 
much smaller crop this year than last.

I've got a dozen or so young A.alnifolias in the orchard at home, no 
noticeable rust problems.  Timm&Success seedlings had a good crop of 
berries(their second year bearing), and I managed to  make it to the house 
with maybe a pint of berries, but then the mockingbirds found 'em and 
cleaned 'em out.  Jennybelle set a few berries this time; Northline, 
Pembina, Theissen, and Honeywood look OK - no rust, but no berries, either.
A number of scraggly redcedars(chewed & rubbed almost to death by calves & 
horse) are growing in the neighbor's fencerow a hundred  yards away - 
haven't noticed any CAR galls on them, and I'll probably take them out 
sometime this summer - he won't mind.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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