Monthly Archives: August 2006

Drought Tolerant Highway Screen

Q. Peter, Our family has about four acres a few miles west of Colville. A gravel road and a highway border it and we would like to plant something to help keep out the dust, noise, and increase privacy. The … Continue reading

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Pulpy Tomatoes

Q. I used to get the most perfect tomatoes, but last year and this year, most of the tomatoes are excessesively pulpy. It can be all the way through or just the top half.  I thought it was because I … Continue reading

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Douglas Fir looks Spray painted white

Q. Dear Peter:  I have a large Douglas fir tree.   About a month ago I noticed that the needles on the end of a branch looked as if they had been spray-painted white.  Now it’s spreading to other branches at … Continue reading

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Fruitless Plum Tree

Q. I have a plum tree that is 2 or 3 years old.  Every year it blossoms beautiful white flowers but doesn’t bare fruit.  I’d like to know what I can do to have the tree bare fruit. Thank you, … Continue reading

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Sudden Birch Tree Death

Q. Good morning. A year ago my wife bought two-birch trees. They looked great until now. One seems to be healthy; one has lost all its leaves. They just dried up and dropped. HELP! George Simmons – Tacoma, WA A.   … Continue reading

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