|28 hazelnuts planted along the old barn foundation...about one every 20 inches.|
|Two of them had egg masses. I think they are Praying Mantis eggs.|
|Three of them had catkins.|
Then you cull, and cull and cull some more. Any excuse is good enough to give them a dose of Chainsaw-a-mycin. Two years of average or below average production? Slow to come into bearing? Unpleasant membrane around the kernel? Small nuts? Disease problems? Ying-ying-ity-ying.