Some Killam Residents have discovered these fuzzy visitors in their trees! The Forest Tent Caterpillar is common in our area, but sometimes they appear in greater numbers than what we normally see. These caterpillars are active during April - June, when they start eating their way through some of our common trees. In our area, they can be found on aspen and poplar, but will also eat leaves on apple, cherry, white ash, birch, mountain ash, maple, oak, elm and willow. Forest Tent Caterpillar infrestations can cause branch diebacks and growth reduction over the coarse of the growing season. Typically, one season of infestation does not kill a tree under normal conditions. However, if the tree is unhealthy and stressed already, a caterpillar infestation may be fatal.
Once caterpillars are spotted, they can be treated in a number of ways.
Come out and help raise funds for the Killam Health Centre! Registration is $25 per person, and pledge sheets are available at the front desk at the Killam Health Care Centre. Contact one of the Board members for more information: Kimberley Bonnett, Laurie Leslie, Sharleen Chevraux or Sharon Moser.
Funds are being raised for the purchase of two new palliative care beds for the Killam Health Centre.
If you are not able to participate, donations will be accepted at the Fron Dest of the Killam Health Centre!
If you're a beginner and wanted to give the Try-It Triathlon a try - you have the opportunity to do it on Saturday, May 30! Join the Sprint Triathlon for a more advanced participant! For either event, please call Char (780) 385-3977 or Marta (780) 384-3504. You can also check out the details on the website, under the "Recreation" tab!
The Town of Killam is very excited to announce our new Memorial Tree Program! Starting immediately, the Town is taking requests for memorial trees.
If you have a loved one you would like to remember by having a tree planted in their memory, please see below for how our program will work:
Click to view trees and cost options for 2015:
For more information or to order a tree, please contact the Town Office at (780) 385-3977.
Spring is just around the corner... and thoughts of yard clean up are underway! The Compost Bins will be ready to use for the weekend of April 4th! These bins will once again be located at the Water Treatment Site, behind the school/hospital area.
Please remember that these bins are for garden refuse, grass clippings, leaves and twigs & small branches (less than 1inch in diameter). Material can be dumped directly into the bins. Use of paper or compostable yard waste bags is permitted.