(I'm wondering if that reference is too dated now... But, if you think
THAT reference is dated,
Lea just likened Jeff Duflo to
"Sky King." That takes me back. Learn
more about Sky King...)
June 7, 2006-
happened this morning. Now all that's left is to wait to sweep
up the bodies. At the very least, there should be fewer of the
worms to turn into moths to go lay eggs and infest the woods next
Lea had a conversation with Tom Beschle of the
DEC and was informed that the current infestation is the largest
seen in 50 years. It stretches from Cortland County to Massena.
There will be 600,000 acres sprayed in New York State this year.
Our woods and watershed is in pretty good condition, considering.
We should be proud of our community's committment to action.
And thanks to our own Sky
King, Jeff Duflo, Duflo Spray Chemical Company in New Bremen,
May 11, 2006- The trees have
new leaves, I really believe that spraying has made a difference and
protected our trees. Because we have sprayed for the two previous years,
we have observed that there are not as many tent caterpillar nests in
the trees. We have seen lots crawling on the trees. They are in clumps,
like they can't decide which way to go.
May 23, 2006- No news about
spraying, but Lea spoke to Duflo yesterday. Weather has grounded the
plane and we need a stretch of days without rain after he sprays. Rain
will wash the BTK from the leaves. In the meantime,
Read a caterpillar story from today's
North Country This Week.
May 29, 2006- It's Memorial
Day. Association officers have gotten a number of phone calls from Sylvia
Lake property owners, wanting to know when the spraying will occur. Each
caller got the same message, "Everything depends on weather and Duflo
Spraying's schedule. We are on the schedule and the weather must cooperate
with two or three days of no rain after the spraying. If the spraying
happens and it rains, it will be wasted, washed away. Stay tuned. There
will be an announcement on the website on the day of the spray. They
will phone the night before...
May 30, 2006- Lea talked to
Renee Duflo this morning. Jeff has been very busy, obviously. We are
on the schedule for the first week in June, weather permitting. The notice
has been put in the newspaper. Signs will go on the trees today.
The three photos below were taken on , May 11,