Tree Talk - Tree Expert – San Antonio, New Braunfels and Boerne
This is a big year for oak "worms". I am besieged with frightened calls of such critters hanging from strings and falling on them... It is normal, kind of. There are a couple of closely related caterpillar of the Lepidoptera order. What you are seeing is likely what we call canker worms or leafrollers. They are feeding on the new foliage and can defoliate trees. Normally they don't do enough damage to warrant treatment. However, early defoliation is a stress on the tree.
Consider spray treatment with a BT or Spinosad product for control if indicated and fertilize to help the trees recover. Avoid chemical fertilizers or any weed and feed type products. Call for more information.
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