While walking around a Christmas tree farm in Oregon City on Nov 29 I saw a few leaves on the ground with these tan, hollow, speckled pods attached to them. The pods are approx one inch in diameter. We cracked one open -- very easily because they are thin -- and there is nothing inside. The pods do not penetrate through the leaf; they are attached to one side. We can't tell whether they are a product of the tree / leaf, or a parasite, or something created by some kind of fauna.
Would you happen to know what they are?
Thanks very much for your time and assistance!
I have root rot in my garden, which is situated in what was once a big avocado orchard. I have added compost and mulch on top of the very clay soil, and add gypsum when I put new plants in. I use phosphorous acid fungicide quite a lot. My garden is themed on scented flowers so many of them, eg gardenias, daphne, crabapple, prunus, are particularly sensitive to water moulds. Can you tell me any bad effects the acid will have on my soil? I also add Trichoderma periodically. Will the acid kill the good funghi?
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