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August 10, 2001

Special Christmas Tree Scouting Report

Cryptomeria scale crawlers are starting to emerge at locations in Lehigh and Berks counties. This is the start of the second generation of this armored pest of true firs. Growers wishing to limit damage and reduce populations of cryptomeria scale should begin spraying at 7 to 10 day intervals when the minute yellow crawlers are active at their location. A minimum of 2 applications are needed.

Regular weekly scouting reports will resume on Friday, March 29, 2002.