Oak Tree Bugs?


Posted by admin | Posted in Plant Problems | Posted on June 19, 2008

While we’re on a depressing subject, check out the leaves on the young oak tree growing in our front sunny flower bed.  

From what I’ve found/read, these appear to be galls, which the tree produces in defense to some kind of bug.  Ryan sprayed the tree with fruit-tree spray (insecticide, fungicide, aphicide, miticide, scalicide) when he took care of our fruit trees on Sunday.  If we spray it on the fruit tree schedule, will that help put an end to this?  I understand future galls can be prevented, but already existing ones will never go away.  

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