Red fuzzy balls on Pin Oak leaf

Asked September 20, 2015, 4:07 PM EDT

I have noticed what looks like reddish fuzzy balls on my pin oak. I have a picture if that would help.

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3 Responses

Good Morning!

It appears that you have Fuzzy Gall that was formed from a gall wasp. The wasp actually "stings" the tree and within this is the larvae of the wasp. It is not detrimental to the tree.

If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 859-356-3155.


Dan Allen

Kenton County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Thank you.

You are welcome. Have a great day.