Callirhytis furva

The Trouble with Tribbles

Last year, on October 1st, I posted a BYGL Alert about small, fuzzy, reddish-brown to deep-red galls appearing on oaks in northern Ohio. The sheer number of the fuzzy oak leaf galls last year coupled with their alien appearance drew the attention of landowners as well as the news media once the galls started detaching from the oak leaves to rain down on sidewalks, decks, and parked cars.
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Joe Boggs

Are Oaks Raining Tribbles?

Curtis Young (OSU Extension, Van Wert County) has regaled participants of our weekly BYGL Zoom Inservice with pictures of fuzzy, deep-red leaf galls on red and pin oaks for a couple of weeks. Ann Chanon (OSU Extension, Loraine County) also showed the group pictures of the galls taken on an oak in a landscape in her county.
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Joe Boggs