Box Elder Down

Img_1279The good news? There's good news? We won't have those box elder bugs around much longer.

That's a big old tree in our yard. Literally in our yard. So sad.

UPDATE: Ah, make that a mulberry tree, which would explain the berries.

Posted 06/28/2006 10:43:09 AM

Hate to tell you pal, but box elder bugs don't need box elder trees to survive and flourish. Good luck.

Posted 06/28/2006 10:57:16 AM

Dang, man. It's weird, but losing a tree is a big deal, and only people with big old trees in their back yards know that. My uncle cultivated a peach tree in his back yard for 25 years. That thing got huge...and he was famous in the neighborhood for giving away peaches. Then a huge storm blew the tree apart. Gone. Very sad day, indeed. Sorry that old elm is gone in your yard. Bummer.

daniel rubin
Posted 06/28/2006 11:01:59 AM

Shaun: But won't they find another nice box elder tree in the neighborhood to hang in? Frank: When we bought the house, I noticed the tree had an old hand-painted sign shaped in an arrow, which said "Showers" on it, from when there were outdoor showers. It's somewhere under the trunk, which landed with such a thud that the dog came and got me at 4:57 a.m. The tree was really old and craggy, and it hurt to walk on its fallen branches. Still...

Posted 06/28/2006 04:24:28 PM

Dan: You are correct.

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