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Experts: Fall Webworms Harmless To Trees


September 7, 2017

Ray Adams

Webworms can be seen all over the county, including on North Country Club Road.

Every fall the webworms come back, but this year, in particular, it seems like they are everywhere. In the western North Carolina region, they favor trees like sourwood and sweet gum, but can be found on nearly any kind of hardwood tree this time of the year.

Big picture, the worms are not harmful, according to Bart Renner with the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Transylvania County.

"They're very common," said Renner. "Last year, everybody was saying they're bad because it's dry. This year it's because it's wet. We don't know why conclusively, but we do know that they are worse th...

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