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Hello Everybody,
I have wild ones in my backyard and haven't had any problems, but I live in
Island Pond.  The beetle hasn't made it here yet.
Gloria

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michele Patenaude" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 12:54 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] VTBIRD Digest - 20 Jan 2006 to 21 Jan 2006 (#2006-22)


> I believe that the "wild" viburnums are also be plagued.
>
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, Vermont  05401
> Phone: 802-862-4085
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
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>
> Date:    Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:17:51 -0500
> From:    "BUTLER, Bridget" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Viburnum Leaf Beetle
>
> Greetings Everyone!
>
> Just wanted to add to the Highbush Cranberry comments, especiall since
> it may have been me who recommended them!  I planted three of these
> bushes at the Green Mountain Audubon Center last year and struggled as
> well with the beetle. All three plants were decimated even though I
> tried to keep up with the larva.
>
> Later in the summer, Ross Bell & his wife (VT Entomological Society) had
> some great information on the life cycle of the beetle at VINS's Insect
> Festival. I'll have to track that down to share with you all. I went to
> the Cornell site that Michelle mentioned and there are two other pages
> we all should be aware of.
>
> Cornell is/was conducting a citizen science program based on the spread
> of this beetle and has summaries for 2003-2005 on the spread across NY.
> http://www.hort.cornell.edu/vlb/index.html
>
> Also, there's a management/control page
> http://www.hort.cornell.edu/vlb/manage.html  and
> http://www.hort.cornell.edu/vlb/manfaq.html
>
> I'm wondering if trying to start to start the plant from cuttings of a
> "wild" shrub would yield better results. Thoughts anyone???????
>
> Bridget
>
> Bridget Butler
> Conservation Education Coordinator
> Audubon Certified Teacher/Naturalist
> Audubon Vermont
> www.vt.audubon.org
>
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