bob the builder;866056]Can anyone help there is a strange like cobweb
covering from the base of the tree all the way to the top but its like
silk rapped round every branch does anyone know what this might be
bob unless u post a pic of the webbing and tree no one here can really
help u much.
try taking a pic if u can and put it in a place like photobucket and
post link to the pic here, maybe then someone can help u ;).
good luck. cyaaaaaaaa, sockiescat:).
I'm assuming that if there were any really obvious insects (such as
caterpillars) you would have mentioned them. So I will pass by
them, though there are some species which spectacularly web
entire trees. As for other possibilities...
A lot depends on where you are and what sort of tree it is, but one
possibility would be bark lice (psocids). Psocids are not considered
harmful and are
small, but big enough to see if you tear away the webbing.
Another possibility, if your tree is an ash, would be ash spider mite,
where a large infestation can cover the tree trunk with webbing.
(This is described as a rare and unsual event.) The mites would
be extremely small and best seen with a hand lens. This is the
time of year when such a thing would happen.
Ash spider mite webbing:
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