Western Mountains and High Plains
More About Galls
Want to learn more about those mysterious plant galls on trees? Check out this NC State Entomology Department Web site for more details.
Clever Gardening Technique
An easy way to spot-treat weeds in small areas, such as cracks in the sidewalk or driveway, is by flaming -- using a small propane torch to scorch the offending weeds. Use good judgment and caution and don't flame on a windy day. This technique works best on small, young weed seedlings.