[permaculture] Re: Oak Problems

Kelly Lockamy garden_muse at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 5 11:56:40 EST 2004


thanks for the info, they must be gone then as the webs have been there at
least 6 months.
kelly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Topek" <ktopek at houston.rr.com>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Re: Oak Problems


> 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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