Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:05 am Posts: 58 Location: Plano,TEXAS
A fruitless mulberry sits on my property line shared with my neighbor. Its full of web worms, but normally we haven't had many problems with it.
Its far away from any structures, so the roots aren't that damaging.
My neighbor has proposed taking it down to a) allow for a better view of the other mature trees' prettier foliage, b) allow for newer, healthier trees to be planted and grown (ie Shantung or Chinkapin).
Thoughts? I've read terrible things about the tree, but never really thought about taking it down. It's in the vicinty of other new trees I've planted -- will the other trees respond by me taking out the nutrient-sucking mulberry?
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:33 am Posts: 764 Location: Plano & land at Dodd City,TEXAS
I noticed that most of the trees affected by the web worms here in Plano & parts around, were mulberry & hackberry. I'm guessing b/c they are weak trees in the first place. Attract birds & wasps for natural killers. My guess is that too many people kill all sorts of wasps & this is not good.
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