A Super Time to Scout for Bagworm!

Many Blue Spruce, are showing infestations of bagworm. Bagworms tend to blend in with other parts of the tree. At first, it may look like a spruce or fir cone. However, on close inspection, multiple bags may begin to appear, holding many eggs that will hatch in the spring and infest the tree the following spring. Other evergreen showing symptoms of bagworms were Arborvitae,

brown tree                      prunners

Now is a great time to get out and scout for bagworm. As mentioned, if only a couple of bags are observed, just remove them and burn them, unless the tree is too tall. The best way to remove the bags is to cut them off with pruning shears. Pulling the bags off by hand can damage the cambium tissue on the stem since the silk from the bagworm is very strong.

bag worns on tree              bag worms 1

Fairly late in the spring, late May into early June, the eggs hatch and the tiny larvae emerge through a hole in the bottom of the bag. Insecticides applied in mid- to late June are the most effective.

Colorado blue spruce in Ohio seem to be encountering more issues in the landscape. Bagworms can be found on Arborvitaes, deciduous and evergreens, although damage on evergreens can be more lethal since they defoliate the tree and they will not grow needles until the next year. Several years of defoliation can kill the tree.

 Please contact any Weybridge Board member and report any sightings so we can let Brightview Landscaping know so action can be taken.

Opening of Dublin New Pedestrian Bridge

UPDATE: The City of Dublin has canceled the formal bridge opening event, as well as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, over concerns generated by risks of spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dublin Presdestrian bridge

It’s finally here! The City of Dublin is proud and excited to announce the opening of the new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River. The bridge will open with a community celebration and dedication event on March 13, 2020. It will be part of an exciting weekend in Dublin, which will include the Greenest, Grandest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14.

Schedule of Events: 

Friday, March 13th:

  • 7 PM: DJ/music in two designated viewing locations (Bridge Park Avenue between Riverside Dr. and Longshore Street and North Riverview Street)
  • 8 PM: Grand Illumination (bridge illumination, special effects, and light show)
  • 8:30 PM: Bridge is open to the public
  • 8-11 PM: Choreographed light shows on the bridge

Saturday, March 14th:

  • All Day: Bridge open to the public
  • 7-11 PM: Choreographed light shows on the bridge

*Free parking in the public garage next to the library and Bridge Park garages.

Leaf Pickup

Brightview Landscape will still be mulching leafs, in Weybridge, but the last pickup week for Weybridge by Dublin will be December 3-8.

  • Residents can still bag leaves in biodegradable bags for weekly curbside yard waste pickup

 

The 2019 Leaf Collection will  through December 13. Collections take place on a bi-weekly schedule. Please have your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. the Monday of each pick up week. Collections will take the entire week to complete in each zone.

Remember to Rake them Right

  • Rake leaves curbside to the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk or to the curb. Never put leaf piles in the street. Leaves left in the street can be washed down storm drains where they can cause algae and impact local water quality.
  • Collections occur in your zone beginning on the Monday of each pickup week between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Have leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. the Monday of your pickup week. Collections will take the entire week to complete in each zone.