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Greater Van Nuys
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16900 Roscoe Blvd,
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June 30, 2016 Bulletin
Meeting called to order at 12:05
Flag:   Richard Miller led us in the Flag Salute
Invocation:  Wynne Ritch
Song: Judy Coates did it again.  She led us in singing “God Bless America”.
 
Guest:
Bill Wishard (Rotary Club of Malibu
Daniel Bejines (Arbot Solutions)
 
Guest Speaker:
Michael Frilot, Arborist (Arbot Solutions)
 
President Maria Valencia welcomed everyone to the meeting, (it was her last meeting). She formally handed over the gravel officially to Dave Friedman, our New President.
 
Announcements
Dave Friedman acknowledged the presence of Bill Wishard (member Rotary Club of Malibu) for attending our meeting today.
 
He also thanked everyone who attended the demotion party and said it was a great time of fellowship.  He announced that the first Board of Directors meeting will hold on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:00a.m.  He stressed the importance of the meeting as very crucial matters concerning our club will be discussed.
 
Guest Speaker:
Marc Tapper was called upon to introduce our guest speaker Mr. Michael Frilot (Arbort Solutions)
Topic: Thousand Cankers Disease - How Drought affect Trees
Michael Frilot has been in the business of plant protection for many years. He is an ISA Certified
Arborist.   According to him, the disease called dieback have had a profound effect on the eastern black walnut trees especially during the last decade. The culprit is a tiny bark beetle.  It creates numerous galleries under the bark of affected branches and this causes fungal infections and canker formation. It has been discovered that the fungus and the beetles only occur on walnut species.  Any infested tree is expected to die in a short period of about three years of being infested.
 
The thousand cankers disease has been found in about nine states in the western part of the country and since 2010, the beetle and the fungus has been discovered in the Great Plains.  It is projected that this disease will spread throughout the eastern forest because of the widespread of eastern black walnut.  
There are three symptoms of this disease.  These are:
1.  Branch mortality.
2.  Numerous small cankers on the branches and the bole.
3.  Evidence of tiny bark beetles.                                                                                                                                                           (culled from pest alert Newsletter United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry).
 
For more information on thousand cankers disease, please contact Michael Frilot at: Michael@masarborsolutions.com   
 
Raffle:
Michael Parenteau won the raffle.
 
Meeting ended at 1:20 p.m.
                                                                       
 
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