Green Leafroller Worms Peaking in North Texas Trees, Not a Major Worry, Experts Say

If you've noticed a few more worms than usual in your trees you're not alone. Many people around North Texas have been reporting a rise in "tree wo...

September 24, 2022
3:40 AM

If you've noticed a few more worms than usual in your trees you're not alone. Many people around North Texas have been reporting a rise in "tree worms," experts say are called leafrollers. The worms end up being moths that feed on sugarberry and hackberry trees and they're thriving after recent rainfall. The good news is that experts said they're not invasive and don't do a ton of damage. "It's gonna happen for a few more weeks. Most of them have already transitioned into adults. From now on [they're] starting to decline, but we're seeing a big peak right now," said Demian Gomez, regional forest health coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service.