Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.)
Why the oak trees?
Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak ... READ MORE
Sadly, this year the big water oak in my front garden had reached the point in its life where it needed to be removed. The oak was probably planted at the time the house was built in the 1950s, and it had reached the end of its garden life – ... READ MORE
A: Thank you for bringing samples of your oak tree into the plant clinic. These small structures on the stem are called bullet galls. These growths are caused by a very tiny female wasp, Disholcaspis quercusvirens, placing an egg into the stem. ... READ MORE
This morning, our Pasco Master Gardener Trainee Class was visited by a guest lecturer, BJ Jarvis. BJ is CED and Horticulture Agent in Citrus County. This morning, as she was searching for teaching props in her yard, she was hit with a stunning ... READ MORE