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Twig Girdlers Attacking Northeast Texas Trees

Texas A&M University

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, says her office has been getting a lot of questions about twig girdlers, insects that gnaw the branches off of trees, leaving a smooth, rounded edge.  She says its important to burn the branches, or the twig girdler eggs will hatch another batch of the insects next year.  Also, Sarah says Friday, Nov. 2 Agrilife will present a holiday foods and crafts event, "Making Memories," at the Ben E. Keith community room in Commerce.  And on Friday, Nov. 9, Agrilife will present a program on cottage-industry law at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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