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As a comment about Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa), Anndixon wrote:

I have a terrible time with tent caterpillars eating this entire tree every summer. The tree has gotten tall enough that I can't reach the caterpillar "tents". I'm not a sprayer. The tree continues to grow but it doesn't bloom very much. Anyone have any organic solutions? Thx.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Jul 29, 2016 11:51 AM CST
We had been told years ago, when we were also having trouble in our Pecan trees, that if you use something(with a very long handle Smiling ) to break open the "tents", then birds could get to them, and feast on the little buggers.

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