Don't let the green days of high summer fool you.
Remember how our neighborhood and surrounding hoods looked in late spring, when canker worms had eaten our willow oaks and dogwood flowers.
This picture is of a dogwood tree in my front yard in May, after the worms were gone and new leaves sprouted. You can still see the damage done to the old leaves.
Resolve now to start saving money to band your trees -- and your neighbor's trees if they don't have the money to do so.
It's for the next generation in Charlotte and for our property values.