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Live Oak Problem! Bugs?

Posted by bbates10 North Texas (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 14 at 21:01

I live in North Texas and have about a 10 year old Live Oak. Each year it seems to be getting worse but its got these little sac's stuck to all the branches that are moist if you break them. I can't tell what is inside but I am guessing it's some sort of bug sac. Its only on the branches and not on the trunk. A lot of the leaves are getting damaged and are being eaten this year. I never see any bugs on the tree itself but obviously something is after it!! Is anyone familiar with what this could be?

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RE: Live Oak Problem! Bugs?

Kinda looks like beginning of galls

RE: Live Oak Problem! Bugs?

Can they be scraped off?

If so, they look like some type of Lecanium scale?

Here is a link that might be useful: Lecanium scale

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