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Are web worms harmful for your trees?

Web worms.  My wife sent me this picture from outside her window at work and she asked me what it was.  So I wrote a blog about it.  :-)I just had somebody tell me that web worms are natural and do not harm your trees in any way.  I personally don't see any good reason to keep them around even though I consider myself a bit of a naturalist.  Our customers typically have us come out to remove them mainly because of their unsightlyness.  But can anybody give me a good reason to keep these future moths in the trees?  I always keep an open mind and I like to have all of the information so our customers can make the most conscious choices in their trees and landscapes.   

Freeze Damaged Palm Trees

     I have seen several freeze damaged palm trees in the central Texas area this year after the relatively cold winter.  Now that spring is here, it is a great time to start getting them back into shape.  Now that the damage has been done, the first thing you need to do is prune all of the dead fronds from the tree.  Sometimes, this means removing all fronds from the tree. A fairly accurate test to assess the extent of the damage is too gently tug on a leaf newly emerging from the trunk.