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Subject: Unfinished
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 10:31:44 +1100
--effectively shaping the tree to be quite compact. 
      Despite it being very ornamental, with light green leaves, having 
delightfully scented lilac flowers in spring, being covered in yellow or orange 
berries, and almost always with birds in it, White Cedars are a very high 
maintenance proposition. They are deciduous, shed twigs, dead leaves and 
berries for months, as noted, Currawongs regurgitate the berries into bird 
after digesting the outer flesh, but worst of all are the hairy processional 
caterpillars. White Cedar moths  lay eggs on the new spring foliage, when they 
hatch and grow the caterpillars I migrate down the trunk at night and hide 
under the bark or dirt, eventually thousands of them litter around the tree.  
There is a simple solution, with apologies to any Caterpillar Rights activists 
reading this.  Ie, spray a 20 cm band of  residual insecticide around the 
trunk, the grubs touch it on their way down and expire.

       Otherwise  on the lookout for the fabled Currajong tree.

        Not religious but am hoping and praying that Global Warming will 
reverse.   Armageddon.  


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