My 12 year old locust tree is full of web worms. They are ugly and I'm considering cutting the tree down and starting over with another tree. I'm wondering if I can save my tree and prevent the web worm infestation without spraying. My second choice is to cut it down and plant a Bartlett Pear. Will the worms spread to that tree if they have been in the area on the Locust? It's right in front of my deck and I need a medium sized moderately shady tree which looks good. Any suggestions?
Bill Duston Littleton, MA