Georgians Decorating Cypress Trees

first_imgGeorgians will buy close to a million Christmas trees this year. Many are choosing anew kind of tree that can make the holidays easier for everyone.”About 40 percent of the trees grown in Georgia this year are Leylandcypress,” said Dave Moorhead, a forest regeneration specialist with the University ofGeorgia Extension Service.Tree breeders crossed Alaskan cedar with Monterey cypress and got the best of bothtrees in one.This is the first year these trees are widely available. Moorhead said farmers havegrown a few of the delicate, lacy trees for about 10 years. But consumers have just”found” them. Leyland cypresses are gaining in popularity for many reasons.”Leylands have a nice, soft foliage that’s easy to decorate,” Moorhead said.The new cypresses have some advantages other Christmas trees. They don’t have a verynoticeable odor. And they don’t hold dust or pollen that could cause problems for allergysufferers. They don’t shed needles, either.”It’s a very clean tree to take in and out of the house as long as you keep plentyof water in the stand throughout the season,” Moorhead said.Farmers like Leyland cypresses, too. They grow fast and are ready for market in threeto four years. Many other trees grown in Georgia, including the Virginia pine and redcedar, may take four to six years to reach marketable size.They’re also more disease- and insect-resistant. “Farmers don’t have to spend alot of extra dollars or time trying to keep the trees in good shape,” Moorhead said.Without insects, farmers don’t have to spray costly pesticides on the trees.Fewer insects on the tree in the field means holiday buyers take fewer insects intotheir homes, too. Homeowners choosing Leyland cypresses won’t likely be bugged by aphidsliving on the tree they pick.Like other fresh trees, Leyland cypresses do gulp down water. Moorhead said most treeswill drink more than a quart of water every day.”No matter what kind of fresh tree you choose, check the water level in the standseveral times every day,” he said. “And keep it filled with fresh water.”Trees with plenty of moisture stay fresh longer and are more fire-resistant.Moorhead said Georgia farmers provide about a third of the trees Georgia families buyfor their holiday decorating. Most Georgia tree farms sell their trees on a choose-and-cutbasis.Choosing a Christmas tree is an important part of the holidays for many families, saidDon Bower, an extension family and consumer scientist. “Families keep going out and choosing and cutting a tree because it=s a tie to the past,”he said. “It=s a time for them to be together as a family during the holidays.””It’s a sure way to get a fresh tree,” Moorhead said.Whether you choose and cut your tree or buy it at the market, prepare it carefullybefore you set it up in your stand. Cut off about a half-inch of the trunk just beforetaking it inside. That opens up the tree’s vascular system, allowing it to easily take upwater.When you take the tree inside, choose a place away from heater vents and fireplaces.With all these advantages, it seems that Leyland cypress trees would be more expensivethan other trees. But they aren’t. “Leyland cypress prices fall right betweenVirginia pines and Fraser firs,” Moorhead said.Expect to pay $4 to $7 per foot for a six-foot Leyland cypress.last_img read more

Nigerian Players should be made to grow through the ranks – Nwosu

first_imgFormer Green Eagles star, Henry Nwosu has stated that players should be made to grow through the ranks in the national team when they emerge from age-grade competitions rather than been thrown straight into the senior national team. Nwosu speaking in a chat with said the process of growing through the ranks will allow such players the right level of maturity and development while recalling how tough it was to convince a former junior team player Femi Opabunmi exactly 18 years ago that he will start against the Three Lions of England after been drafted into the Super Eagles team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest Collections7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… read also:Henry Nwosu: Eagles can hurt Crocodiles in Maseru“As a coach, I will always take it easy with any player that is coming from the underage team because it is not easy for you to play at the underage side and transform like that to the Super Eagles. It is not easy, it takes good players that are very exposed like us. I was a ball boy player at the national stadium and played with young teams then I was the captain of the Junior Eagles you know so I grew through the ranks and the confidence grew with me but you know most of these players didn’t go through such advantage. We thank God he didn’t put us to shame, but it was tough convincing the young man on that day that he was to start the match. “ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

GFA/Stag Premier League : Police, Riddim Squad register third round victories

first_img—Beacons and Northern Rangers play to stalematePOLICE and Riddim Squad both registered victories when action in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Stag Premier League continued on Sunday last at the Georgetown Football Club, ground, Bourda, while beacons and Northern Rangers played to a stalemate.Police defeated Black Pearl by a 3-0 margin and Riddim Squad edged Pele 1-0, while Beacons and Northern Rangers played to a 1-0 draw in their round three fixtures.Rawle Haynes netted a brace for Police in the 24th and 48th minutes while Kester Dundas supported with a 79th minute goal.Haynes’ double is his second in the tournament, as he had bagged two goals in his team’s 4-1 win against Riddim Squad on the opening day of the tournament. Dundas now has two goals to his name. His first goal was against Riddim Squad.The lawmen has now reclaimed the lead in the points standing with nine points from three victories and has a goal difference of plus nine, having scored 10 goals in their three matches while conceding just one.In the Beacons versus Northern Rangers match, Keon Douglas opened the scoring for Beacons with a 17th minute goal, but Nigel Denny replied for Northern Rangers with a 70th minute goal to level the score which remained unchanged to the final whistle.This means that both teams received two points each which takes Beacons to five points from three matches. They won one, drew one and lost one and scored five goals while conceding three.Northern Rangers on the other hand with Sunday’s two points, now moves to two points after three games. They lost their two previous matches.In the Pele versus Riddim Squad match, Wendell Joseph found his target in the 65th minute to give his team three points which takes the team to six points after three matches. They won two and lost one and scored three goals in the process, while conceding four.Pele on the other hand is yet to get off the mark in the points standing as they lost all three of their matches. The first was a 1-2 loss to Camptown followed by a 0-2 loss to santos.To date, Pele has scored one goal in their three matches and conceded five for a minus four goal difference.The tournament will continue on Friday with a double-header at the same venue.Black Pearl will oppose Riddim Squad and Beacons comes up against Police.last_img read more