JAZ here. JanetLee gave me permission to guest blog on KotK today.
I was mowing the grass when JanetLee pointed out some weird web-like stuff enclosing a couple of the lower branches of one of the Bradford Pear trees.
It was obviously killing the leaves. This is not a good thing.
I am not sure if it is a fungus or the handiwork of some kind of evil spider-like monster that hates Bradford Pears, but either way, I want it gone so that my big, beautiful trees can stay healthy.
I went to the shed, grabbed a saw and some pruning seal, and proceeded to amputate the branches that were damaged. Luckily, it seems like only two very low branches have been impacted by this.
Here is another look at the damage:
If anyone has any insight into what might be the culprit (or, more to the point, how I might successfully get rid of the culprit), that would be extremely copacetic.
We live in a semi-tropical climate near a marsh, if that's any help.
Thor sez: "Let me at those spider monsters! I'll teach them not to hurt the Bradford Pears!"