Live Oak Gall disease - Knowledgebase Question

Arlington, Te
Question by hutsons_gscj
May 1, 2010
How can i minimize and eradicate gall from my live oaks?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2010


Galls are the result of the abnormal growth of plant cells. They are caused by the feeding insects, usually mites. The adults are really difficult to control with sprays because they fly around and the timing of the spray has to be perfect. Since most galls and gall-forming insects are not a threat to plant health, attempts to suppress them are not usually warranted. You can cut away the galls if you find them unattractive.

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