Mind the mistletoe



 

Q:
After leaves started falling off the large sycamore tree in my front yard, I noticed that some of the areas of my tree, way up on the top, are still green. Talking to a neighbor, he said the patches are mistletoe. There are three “globs” of it about the size of a basketball in different areas of my tree. What causes mistletoe, and what should I do about it? Will it harm my tree?

A:
Mistletoe is a parasite that attaches itself to a branch or main stem of a tree. The r...

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