Friday, June 08, 2007

Bud Worm Infestation


This is the 3 year in a row that the Spruce Bud Worm Infestation has attacked my Spruce Trees, I'm afraid it's to late for most of them. They are all starting to die. I'll show you a picture of the infestation and they I'll get another of one of the beautiful spruces that has died because of it and post it on another post.

2 comments:

  1. bobbie4:48 PM

    We get Gypsy Moths here. The worm stage strips the trees. It mostly affects Oak trees. It's so upsetting to watch. We don't have it on our property but our friends do. After a couple of years of infestation the trees die. The only fix is spraying by plane. It doesn't completely wipe them out but helps. I worry about the effects of the spray too.
    Where do these come from? Isn't there anything that kills them?

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  2. ed b so cal12:49 PM

    Is watering the Crap out of the Tree so that the worms are drowned in their tubes in the bark not helpful? Here in California we often get a parasite in our forests due to our drought conditions... When the trees have plenty of moisture the infant bugs in the tree's sub-bark layer are drowned by the tree's natural defenses.. The defenses of the tree require the tree to be well watered, however so if there is a prolonged drought you can help the tree by deep watering the tree every day for a few hours.... (No run off.. just deep water with a 4 to 6 foot probe hooked up to a garden hose.) I am not a tree expert, but I have heard it words.

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