Tree Problems

Balls on My Tree Branches

Anonymous added on May 31, 2011 | Answered

Not sure what kind of tree I have, but there are balls forming around the branches of my tree and I am picking up leaves where the forming balls have been. Do you know what this is and how I can get rid of them? I don't want to lose my tree.

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Answered on June 1, 2011

It sounds like galls. Whether they are harmful or not depends on the tree. This article covers some of the more common ones:

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