Oak Tree Worms

Published on September 01, 2023

Oak Tree Worms

Seeing these on your oak tree? Our Urban Forestry division has received numerous calls and complaints regarding oak tree worms. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Oak tree worms come from the same pest family as butterflies and moths
  • Most oak trees survive the occasional oak worm outbreak
  • Oak tree worms emerge as oak moths in the fall
  • The lifecycle of these worms are approximately 3 months

For additional information regarding California Oak Worms or Aphids select the information flyers. 


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