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As we all know, it’s dry, dry, dry. This past week, we planted about 40 trees at the Myra Arboretum near La- rimore, in western Grand Forks County. The crew at the Arboretum pre- dug many of the holes the day before planting. Then they added a bucket of water to each hole. By the time we planted the next day, all that water was gone. Following planting, we immedi- ately added another bucket of water to the soil around each newly planted tree. That helped, but those trees will definitely need additional moisture if they’re going to survive. Make sure that your own trees are getting enough water, especially those younger or smaller trees that were planted in the last few years. We’re also seeing tip dieback on some young maples and especially birch trees. Reports have come in from Valley City, Bismarck, Minot and elsewhere. Many different types of birch are affected: paper birch, Asian white birch, grey birch and river birch all have shown dieback. Birch trees are interesting to me. They need full sunlight, but they also need a cool, moist soil. That’s a tricky combination to achieve, espe- cially in urban environments. vhapPsning nigger T s eastern nt caterpillar nest is 'on a chokecerry tree. a, Pulling out the' nest in the evening is the simplest way to control these pests. (NDSU photo) Early season defoliators are show- ing up, which is normal. In eastern North Dakota and western Min- nesota, the eastern tent caterpillar has been seen chowing down on chokecherry leaves. These insects are easily controlled by physically re- moving the nests at night, when the larvae are all together after feeding all day. While it might be tempting to use a blowtorch to burn out the nests, that also will damage the tree, per- haps even more than the damage caused by the insects’ feeding. The ’cankerworm outbreak that was widespread in central North llisrnrcnme Btlcounr llmnumuct Starlet Please call 911 for all medical emergencies that require an ambulance, or dial direct to the Rolette County Sheriff Office (477-5623). if in doubt, call 911, and the RCSO dispatch will aid in getting medical aid to the desired location. Please DO NOT call the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility for medical emergencies, as they are not equipped with mapping, dispatch equipment, or access to state radio systems. In order to serve the community more‘efficiently, improve response times, and bring medical aid more expeditiously, we please ask that you call 91 1 during a medical emergency. This will aid the Belcourt Ambulance Service with directions, obtaining additional aid/resources (fire and law enforcement), and speed up our response times. Dakota in 2020 hasn’t been so bad this year, at least so far. Usually, we don’t notice these insects until the damage is pretty bad, far~beyond the time that they can be controlled. For more information on controlling cankerworms, please see the NDSU Extension publication “Canker- worms in North Dakota” at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/public‘a- tions/lawns-gardens- trees/cankerworms—in-north-dakota. Finally, a lot of spruce and pine trees are showing damage in many parts of the state. In 2020, ponderosa pines were dying in many places, due #68 I 195‘) ammonium mr , your area? mainly to the wet fall of 2019. This delayed effect still is showing up on ponderosa pines. The midwinter warm spell that we had in 2021 damaged Colorado blue spruce throughout the state. Add in the stress from the drought, and it’s a difficult situation. Does all of this have a bright side? As/an educatorsl see.an opportunity for people to learn more about tree .~ care and about planting the right tree in the right place. Birch trees need cool, moist soils and do best in areas with a north-facing slope, and near the bottom of a slope where moisture will collect. Spruce and pine do terri- " ble in low areas, or anywhere that water pools. . This will be a challenging year for trees. Most will make it, but some won’t. Do your best. For more information about gar— dening, contact your local NDSU Ex- tension agent. Find the Extension office for your county at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/exten- sion/directory/counties. Tobacco users encouraged to ‘set a quit ‘date’ for event“ Partners from the North Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Free North Dakota, and North Dakota local public health units encourage all tobacco and e—cigarette users in North Dakota to set a quit date during It’s Quitting Time June 14-20. This week—long awareness campaign brings attention to the dangers of to— bacco and nicotine while encouraging users to seek help quitting from a healthcare provider, pharmacist, NDQuits, or Rolette County Pub- . lic Health. These entities can help develop a quit plan and provide tools and resources to greatly im— prove a tobacco user’s odds at success. Rolette County Public Health and NDQuits provide ad- ditional support in the form of personal coaching and nicotine re- placement therapy medication. Free nicotine patches, nicotine gum, or nicotine lozenges are pro- vided to qualified enrollees. I Tobacco and e-cigarette use is associated with several health risks including many types of can- cers, heart disease, stroke, dia- betes, and respiratory illnesses such as COVID—19. E-cigarette use is also linked to E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use—Associated Lung Injury (EVALI), a serious respiratory illness that could be severe and life-threatening. “Resources are available-at Rolette County Public Health, so quitting to— bacco and nicotine doesn’t have to feel stressful or overwhelming. You can stay tobacco-free for good, let us help you get there,” said Barbara Fryden- lund, Administrator with Rolette County Public Health. “It’s Quitting Time is a great opportunity to get help quitting tobacco and e-cigarettes.” Despite declining tobacco use rates in North Dakota, 17% of adults in the state still smoke. Accbrding to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, smok- ing causes 1,000 deaths each year in the state, and contributes to about $326 million in annual healthcare. Tobacco is still a problem in North Dakota. Ro- lette County Public Health, Tobacco Free North Dakota, and NDQuits are committed to reducing the‘toll tobacco has on our state. To learn about resources available to quit tobacco and nicotine, contact Barbara Frydenlund at Rolette County Public Health] at 701-477-5646 or www.nquits.health.nd.gov. Havig earns scholarship Rolette student receives MSU Moorhead scholarship Ashley Havig, Rolette, N.D., has received a $2,500 Scholarship from MinneSOta State University Mo'ér- head where she is majoring insocial work. Ashley is a graduate of Rolette High School. Her parents are Emily Tumey and Larry Thomas. POSSIBLE. The power of state-of-the—art heart care. WHY YOU SHOP LOCALLY? Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. Minnesota State University Moor- head is a comprehensive regional university offering 150 majors, em- phases and options, 12-professional prggrams, 31 areas of teacher licen— sure, 40 certificate programs/anflv‘IS graduate degrees. 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