Tent caterpillar on redbud

Asked June 21, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT

I just noticed today a tent on my redbud...I walk by there about every day on the way to my bird feeder. Can I just cut out the branch to get rid of it? What is the best time of the day to do it so all of them are in the tent? Thanks for a quick reply.

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1 Response

Hello. Thank you for your question. I have included links to educational publications on tent caterpillars and redbud trees. I have also included the contact information for the Fayette County Horticulture Agent. He will be glad to assist you further.

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/gluck/mrls/2002/ETC502.html
http://dept.ca.uky.edu/PLS320/Botryosphaeria%20factsheet.pdf
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ho/ho45/ho45.htm

Jamie Dockery
Jamie.Dockery@uky.edu
Phone: (859) 257-5582
County Extension Agent for Horticulture