You have stumped me!
Is someone playing tricks on you? Oh April Fool's Day has gone.I though they just had acorns in Autumn.
Now that is a head scratcher :-) Something smells fishy to me.Never saw anything like that around my oak trees
Those appear to be Oak Apples, or Oak Galls, a large round gall produced on oak leaves and twigs by a gall wasp (especially Amphibolips confluenta). http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/423433/oak-appleHope this helps... :)
http://www.jmu.edu/biology/k12/galls/oakapp.htmHere is a picture and description of the Oak Apple..
Jo you are so right, thank you I looked but didn't find this site. I guess that means we have a black oak with galls.I like calling them oak apples.
Hi Bennie and Patsy, Yes those oak galls are a real pain. I have some also caused by a wasp in one of my oaks. I find it so funny how only certain 'special' trees are affected. I wish none but am glad not all are affected! I hope the galls do not hurt your tree. I don't think they will. You take care.
I popped over here from Winifred's to find out what the heck the little green balls were about. I just learned something knew. Thanks for sharing. Will be back for a look see another day.
Winifred's blog is "The World's Greatest Procrastinator (Ditherer)" or "I'm Trying, Honestly." She is the gal from England. Actually, she is the second commenter above.
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