Fungi or something on my oak leafs.

Asked August 13, 2019, 9:55 AM EDT

Should I do anything about it? I am in Lake Ann next to Traverse city, northwest side of MI, 10 of the coast.

Benzie County Michigan oak galls

1 Response

Hello
What you are observing is a type of oak gall. Although it may be odd looking and unsightly, this will not kill your oak. It's actually an insect's larvae inside that are developing.
Here is an extension resource that explains them more: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccgms/downloads/42438.pdf

thanks for your inquiry