I have lived in Oregon all my life and never seen this kind of bug before, what is it? It's not very fast moving, this one wasn't anyway.
We had a viewer send in this photo of a tree in Cedar Canyon near Banks, Oregon. We posted this to the OPB/ Oregon Field Guide Facebook page and now I feel a responsibility to give folks an accurate ID of what is causing this strange formation atop the tree. Mistletoe? Witch's Broom? Something else?...
Is it true that white paper birch in the Willamette Valley have been infested with insect like beetle? I wanted to plant one this spring and my yard maintenance service told me I should consider a different type due to the insect problem.
Found in numerous places in our garden. Is it poisonous? Would like some additional info. Understand that it is rare.