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Posted: June 15, 2021

In this Fox 2 Now interview, Nathan Cartwright from Davey's St. Louis office talks about how oak galls are dangerous to trees and what Davey can do to help save your trees that have been affected. 

ST. LOUIS – A giant force of nature is vulnerable to a minuscule wasp, capable of destroying it. This is the conflict between the oak tree and the oak gall.

An oak gall wasp lays its eggs on the oak tree leaves and then infestation spreads. The spread could kill an oak tree, but it can be prevented.

Glendale resident Debbie Goodman says neighbors weren’t sure what to make of them at first because squirrels eat the galls.

“Some of us that have the oak trees thought the squirrels were having a party or something,” said Debbie Goodman.

Goodman will be calling an arborist soon because healthy, vigorous trees are important.

To read Nathan's advice about oak galls, click here.

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