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As the year continues, people have to fend off threats to their trees and plants in their yard such as insects, rabbits, birds, and even weeds. Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator at the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18, said that one major threat to yard trees can be tree borers and yellow bellied sap suckers.

The U of I Extension will investigate and offer help for your lawn care in case something is wrong with someone's plants or if they need some advice on what plants may be the best fit for the area. Answering those questions is part of Holsinger's job.

Call Holsinger with questions at 217-532-3941 or at the extension at 217-287-7246. Holsinger was recently a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.

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