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Ghastly Red Gall

Posted by hundredswife Ohio (My Page) on
Thu, May 17, 07 at 12:17

Can someone help me? We bought our home 2 years ago on a lovely wooded acre lot. This year one of our smaller trees (the leaves look like it's some kind of Hickory) has this ghastly "red galls" on 95% of the trees leaves. I am not able to post an actual photo of our tree so I'll try to discribe it: The "galls" look like (human) skin tags - LOTS of them on each leaf - and RED! YUCK!

Please, anyone, can you tell me whats happening what WILL happen will our tree survive and will it spread to other trees, what can we do about it or IF we should do anything? Thanks for ANY help.

P.S. I found a photo that looks just like my problem on a college website - but I am not suppose to post that address???

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RE: Ghastly Red Gall

I wonder if your leaf problem looks like any shown on this site: I haven't found anything about how to treat it. Maybe you should take a sample to your local county extension agent.

RE: Ghastly Red Gall

Yes! So I am not going crazy? Thank you! I think I will take a sample to someone local for advice. Although, thanks to you, I think I found a name for the problem "Eriophyes tiliae: Mite"

Here's another photo that looks like it:

Thank you for you help, Wishful!

RE: Ghastly Red Gall

You are welcome. Good luck!

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