Wye oak progeny, maybe 12' trunk but 20+ feet tall

Asked May 15, 2017, 7:40 PM EDT

we see several galls?--whitish, fibrous patter, brown spots on points--don't match your photos no growth remains distal to the lesion, the mass includes some stems & associated leaves

Queen Anne's County Maryland

3 Responses

It would be helpful to see a photo of the type of gall you have, but based on your description of it, it might be a wool sower gall. Take a look at this publication from the Virginia Extension and see if the wool sower gall looks like what you have:
https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/ENTO/ENTO-145/ENTO-145-pdf.pdf

Galls are caused by wasps and most galls do not cause serious harm to trees.

CKC

here's a photo--was one of five we saw & cut off this am

Yes, that is a wool sower gall. These are caused by a tiny wasp (Callirhytis seminator), the wool sower wasp. http://bugguide.net/node/view/180960/bgimage

CKC