identification needed

ForestFair forestfair at
Sun Mar 22 19:45:00 EST 1998


   I've found a web photo of an oak gall that is spherical.  I couldn't recall
the name before, but it suddenly came to me -- oak apple gall.  It's caused by
a tiny wasp.  Here's the site:

   If this isn't it, I'll turn in my private investigator license <g>.

>David Wuchinich wrote on 3/22:
>>The pods were spherical and the tree was not a weed as it had a trunk with
>>limbs branching at regular intervals.  It may have been as much as 12
>>feet in height.  I may have to return to obtain a more detailed
>>description this spring.

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