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Old 06-22-2004, 08:43 PM
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WHat is wrong with these trees?

What the heck are these little balls? They are on almost every leaf of this oak?
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:44 PM
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What is this spider web looking stuff? It is killing this tree? What would I spray these trees with to kill this stuff?
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:11 PM
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Pryker, Your first pic is of a oak leaf gall, this is caused by one of many small insects, flies, or wasp that lay eggs in the tissue of the leaf causing a protective gall to form, no worries, it won't hurt the mighty oak. The second pic is of a webworm, which can be controlled with a number of insecticides, but unless there is a large population they won't cause long term damage.
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:15 PM
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Webworms, heck, pecan trees. Get you one of those extended reach propane tourches and burn the bas ......................... tards off.
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:25 PM
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The owner of the second tree told me he though it was something called bagworms. I looked it up and bag worms form those little carcas looking bags and I did not see any of them.

What do you mean by "Heck, Pecan Trees"?

Thanks for the help!!

Phil
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:00 PM
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I've heard that you are supposed to cut down the bagworms and burn them, I would be cautious if you burn them right in the tree. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:10 PM
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That is not bagworms........
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:54 AM
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For tent insects I prune out the tents, then 2oz / gal dish soap over the tree. GREAT control.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:55 AM
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There is a biological control called btk. We use it on tent caterpilliars up here. Maybe that would work.
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:02 AM
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"Heck, pecan trees". What's that?
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