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Mulch Volcano Madness!

Mulch Volcano Madness!

Excessive Mulching Kills Trees
June 14, 2011 

Spring is in the air, along with the appearance of a deadly perennial threat to the health of trees everywhere.  It is not an insect, nor is it a disease.  It is not a new and exotic scourge that has invaded our borders from some far off region of the planet.  No, it is much worse than any of these.

It is... the deadly mulch volcano.

This crime against arboriculture is annually perpetrated by “professional” landscapers and well-meaning homeowners who follow their example.  Each year, literally tons of mulch are piled high against the trunks of trees everywhere... and it’s killing them.

To some, this pile of mulch may look neat and tidy, but unfortunately it results in the slow decline and eventual death of the tree.  But what’s really maddening is the fact that people pay good money to “professional” landscapers to do this. 

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report, Thurs. 6-9-11, 10:42 a.m.

  • Water Temp: 59 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action in the Buffalo Harbor has slowed down, although, there are some good fish still being caught. 
  • Smokes Creek area is still producing some good fish.  Look for fish in the 26' to 32' depths.
  • Perch fishing has been OK.  It has slowed down from last week.  Look for fish from the wind mills to Seneca Shoals.
  • Walleye bite is starting to pick up during the day time hours, as the night bite slows.  Smokes Creek to Meyers is a good bet.

Update Fri. 6-10-11, 4:32 p.m.

Captain Randy Lingenfelter of 1st Choice Charters confirms that walleye fishing is lighting up; says he took 3 limits (15 fish) today in about 5 hours.

Free Henry! to Headline Artpark June 13 (FREE)

Free Henry! to Headline Artpark June 13 (FREE)

On Monday, June 13th, the Western New York rock band Free Henry! will headline a free concert at Artpark in Lewiston NY.

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

Tree Planting at Tifft Nature Preserve

Tree Planting at Tifft Nature Preserve

 

Where 2 Fish: The Fishing's Been Good, When You Can Get Out

Where 2 Fish: The Fishing's Been Good, When You Can Get Out

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp. 49 to 50 degrees
  • Fishing this past week was like the weather on Lake Erie, FOGGY.
  • Smallmouth bass action has been OK. The Buffalo Harbor has been a safe bet for fishing and safety.  Smallmouth bass from 2 to 4 lbs. have been caught dragging tube jibs, like poor boy's mango magic and watermelon gold flake with 1/4 oz. to 3/8 oz. jig heads inside them. 
  • Smokes Creek area has also been good for bass action in the 25' to 35' depths.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”