What is this on our cherry tree?

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by Palm Nut, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Palm Nut

    Palm Nut Active Member 10 Years

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    Can anyone identify what this is and what should we do? This tree is full of cherries right now.
    Thanks in advance
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Tent caterpillars, best removed.
     
  3. Palm Nut

    Palm Nut Active Member 10 Years

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    thanks. any suggestions on how to remove?
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prune out and destroy.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Any attempts at a BtK treatment?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Another simpler option, get a long stick, and twist it round and round in the 'tent' to remove the caterpillars' refuge. Then the local birds will likely finish off the caterpillars quite quickly as they have no more protection to hide in.
     
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    Palm Nut Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks Michael F ..that would be the easiest way. The birds are having a feast on the cherries.
     

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