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Looks like gall wasp infestation…?

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    kezpipa
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    Hi, I can probably post pics if they’re absolutely necessary.

    We have a little climbing vine in our yard and it’s always struggled to produce foliage. It just doesn’t look great! I’ve spotted that it has those bulby, pin-pricked areas which look like I remember gall wasp infestation (we had a lemon tree in my childhood yard which had gall wasp). Sadly when I went to examine the gall it broke off in my hand – from a gentle twist. The poor little vine. He must be quite weak…

    I’ve looked online for a solution but there doesn’t seem to be a non-citrus wasp that produces similar looking galls.

    Wikipedia reckons gall wasps can be housed in many types of plant, though – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall_wasp .

    The websites I’ve found (SGA etc) recommend cutting off the galls and then burning/sealing them in plastic bags and landfilling. Do you think I should to do the same to our little vine?

    PS I have no idea what kind of a vine it is… we’re very new to gardening!

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    Bubba Louie
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    Identifying your vine would be the first thing to do.

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    Steve
    Keymaster

    I’ve looked online for a solution but there doesn’t seem to be a non-citrus wasp that produces similar looking galls.

    Acacias (wattles) are affected by gall wasps as well.

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