Friday, September 13, 2013
Locust "plague" in Columbia
If you live in the Columbia area you have seen the nests of Mimosa Webworms in the Honey Locust trees that are common in our area. These trees are popular with builders because they grow quickly. But they seem to have also provided a great breeding ground for these nasty worms. If you have one near your house you know how messy they can be. The following is some information I found on the worms:
Unfortunately these trees also seem to have many dying branches that become covered with Lichens.
These Lichens grow on dead branches which seems to be common on the trees in our community. Below are just some on my street.
Many of these trees are on County property but they seem reluctant to take these trees down until they are completely dead. I had someone from the County look at the trees in my area and they only assessed the one below to be dead enough to take down some time next year.
Posted by duanestclair at 4:34 AM