Friday, January 6, 2012

A little late

I didn't notice this before the holidays, but look at this astounding mistletoe in the red bay in my front yard. I never have seen so many berries! Now this parasitic plant is just another sign that this poor tree is severely stressed. It's roots on one side were covered by a neighbor adding fill soil to their yard, and the tree has been struggling ever since. Last year it had the worst scale insect infestation I have seen. Now the mistletoe. Well, maybe now I will at least be kissed under the tree before it goes!