[permaculture] Re: Oak Problems

Kevin Topek ktopek at houston.rr.com
Fri Nov 5 10:27:59 EST 2004


They leave within 2 months and you may remove the webs or not as you so
desire.

Kevin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Lockamy" <garden_muse at bellsouth.net>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Re: Oak Problems


> wow, what a relief to hear they are benign.  do they go away when their
food
> source runs out?  it really makes my trees look as if they're dressed for
> halloween!
> kelly
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Topek" <ktopek at houston.rr.com>
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 9:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Re: Oak Problems
>
>
> > I think these are web worms like we have in Houston, TX. They encase the
> > trunk of the tree and eat material on the bark like algae and moss. They
> are
> > harmless and very hard to locate beneath the webbing. We had a spate of
> them
> > here earlier this spring. All the trees they encased are fine, if not
> > better.
> >
> > Kevin
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kelly Lockamy" <garden_muse at bellsouth.net>
> > To: "Envirofarming" <envirofarming at earthlink.net>; "permaculture"
> > <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 8:20 PM
> > Subject: Re: [permaculture] Re: Oak Problems
> >
> >
> > > thanks for the two responses on oak prob's.  i've also elimanated tent
> > worms
> > > as the culprit as these webs form a fine sheath around the trunk and
> > limbs.
> > > i've pulled away the webs and found no insects beneath- very
> mysterious...
> > > any more thoughts???
> > >
> > > kelly
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Envirofarming" <envirofarming at earthlink.net>
> > > To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 3:21 PM
> > > Subject: [permaculture] Re: Oak Problems
> > >
> > >
> > > > I have small brown spots on my oak trees...not sure what that is,
but
> > they
> > > seem to be doing quite well, regardless of the spots.  The only thing
I
> > can
> > > think of is the "tent-worm", but that wouldn't be on the trunk that I
> know
> > > of.  We have tentworms in Michigan, and they hang off of the branches
> > (leafy
> > > ends)...Definitely something to do some research on.
> > > >
> > > > Jerod Groulx
> > > > (Envirofarming)
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