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There are many varieties of the cherry tree; the ornamental/flowering variety which includes species such as the weeping cherry, Kanzan, other Japanese varieties; and the fruiting varieties such as Bing, Stella, Royal Lee, Montmorency and the Meteor. These trees require regular maintenance. However, cherry trees, both the ornamental and fruiting, can be affected by diseases and pests that can affect the otherwise beautiful appearance of the trees as well as their structure and growth. In severe cases, the trees can die. The diseases and pests can also spread to other healthy, trees, thus it is necessary to be able to detect if something is wrong early enough so that you can get help before the situation becomes severe.
Diseases such as powdery mildew, canker, leaf scorch, leaf spot, knot and rot diseases can affect both types of cherry trees. A look at common cherry tree diseases pictures will tell you when something is wrong, so as to get an arborist to look at your trees. Common signs to look out for include, shriveling leaves, dark-colored spots on leaves that are yellowing, trunks, and branches exuding gum in spring and summer, abnormal growth on the bark, white patches on the leaves, and the presence of large numbers of visible pests. For fruiting varieties, you may also notice fruits cracking or falling prematurely.
Treating your cherry trees will help you maintain the aesthetic benefits of your flowering cherry tree varieties, which are known for their beautiful blossoms of different colors as well as their stunning autumn color. If you have planted the fruit-bearing varieties, you also get to enjoy healthy, delicious fruits and other benefits associated with trees.
Sleeping on old mattresses has been linked to a number of problems such as back pain, exacerbated asthma and other problems linked to dust mite allergies. Many people don’t give a thought to the age of the mattress they sleep in for as long as they don’t feel physical discomfort when they sleep. Although a good quality mattress that’s well cared for can last decades, at some point you need to replace your mattress. There isn’t a specific timeline after which you should replace a mattress because it’s largely dependent on the care it receives. You, therefore, need to be able to tell if your mattress’ time on your bed is up. Here are signs that you need to get a new mattress especially if the current one has crossed the ten-year line.
An obvious sign that you need to get a new mattress is if you can feel the hard surface or rails of your bed when you sleep. Worse, if you can see rail marks on the upper surface of the mattress, it’s probably time for a replacement. As long as you’re uncomfortable lying on the bed, it is unlikely you will be able to sleep well.
A lumpy mattress is a one that is too old, or if you’ve only slept on it for a short time, then it is just of very poor quality. No matter the case, if your mattress becomes lumpy, it is time to replace it.
Aching neck, back or both
This can occur as a result of discomfort caused by a mattress that no longer provides the proper support for your spine. If all interventions to stop the pain don’t work, perhaps you need a new mattress.
Waking up with signs of allergy
An old mattress also tends to be a haven for dust mites. If you have allergies and you go to bed feeling fine but wake up with a running nose, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and irritation of the throat and lungs; a likely culprit would be your old mattress. It might be infested with dust mites and need replacement or at the very least, a cover that is allergen-proof.
When you notice these signs, you need to get rid of your current mattress and get a new one. You can find a mattress that will help you sleep well from Amerisleep, including memory foam and other types of the firm or soft mattresses.
Armed with your new mattress, you can turn your focus to the disposal of the old one. If your local garbage collection service provider accepts mattresses or the manufacturer recycles old ones, it will be easier for you to get rid it. If not, you will need to find a way. You can use a recycling or mattress-disposal service if there is one near you, or find a way to recycle or break it down yourself. Donation is also an option if the mattress is not too old or damaged. Just don’t burn or fly tip it.
Today marks the official return of professional baseball to Rocky Point State Park as part of a promotional campaign. This was the first of what would be a double header vintage baseball game between the Providence Grays and the New York Mutuals.
It is a shame that most people today are unaware of the town’s baseball past. Historically, the Providence Greys took on the Chicago Cubs at the same venue. On that day, the slugger Babe Ruth pitched for Providence.
The Great Outdoor Pursuit is a project by the Department of Environmental Management that started roughly 9 years ago. It seeks to promote the great outdoors by encouraging families to go out and explore the state parks all throughout the summer months.
In an effort to promote the project, the DEM held a vintage exhibition baseball game in Rocky Point State Park. On top of that, other activities were also held including rock wall climbing, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, and educational activities.
It seems today was a dangerous day on the train tracks as authorities have started looking into two separate incidents of people being hit by a train. The first incident was reported to happen early Saturday morning as a 26-year-old male was hit by an Amtrak train. The victim is said to be in critical condition but the doctors at the Rhode Island Hospital expect him to survive.
The second incident happened around 12 pm in Pawtucket. There is no information with regard to the person’s identity as of yet.
Recently, violence erupted in the state of Virginia as white supremacists clashed with peaceful demonstrators. The governor has declared a state of emergency and deployed riot police to stop the violence.
However, things took a turn for the worst as a 20-year-old white supremacist ran over and killed several Black Lives and Equal Rights demonstrators. The suspect has since been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Rhode Island leaders and residents were quick to react by saying that what was happening in their neighbor state is simply ‘appalling and shocking.