It’s that time of year when webbing caterpillars make their appearance on some native trees. We tell you what to worry about and what not to.
We still have some remaining ‘exotic’ trees on the property that we would like to remove. Though beautiful and successful in their own right, none of them belong here and carry the risk of becoming a pest.
We still have some non-native tree on the property, but are slowly removing them all.
Among those are the big Jacaranda and the similar sized Poinciana.
Both these need a chop back as they are very shady.
We have made a few Bee Hotels and have them hanging on the house deck.
They have worked really well and been occupied mainly by wasps and small native bees.
One morning you wake up and your prized Brachychiton sp.(Flame Tree/Bottle Tree/Kurrajong) looks like it has been attacked by very tiny bondage experts!
Tiny white ropes have tied up all the stems sand branches, and the leaves are gathered in tiny bundles and bound.