Saturday, November 5, 2011

A smurch

The other day Jeff and I were walking up from the farmhouse and we noticed a bunch of the leaves on the ground had a jet black spot on them. When you looked up in the tree all of the leaves there too had the spot. I quickly sent our local tree expert Fred a note asking about it. He said that it is called a tar spot. Ends up it is not harmful to the tree or other trees as it is a fungus that attaches to the leaves in the spring.