Many of you have probably noticed trees covered with the silk tent homes of the fall webworm Hyphantria cunea this summer. The webworm caterpillar favors foliage from walnut, hickory, black cherry, elm and fruit trees. Adult wedworm moths lay eggs on leaves then upon hatching the larvae rapidly consume the soft tissue of the leaf while covering it with a silk surface. Entire branches of trees can be consumed by the silk tents and in some cases whole trees can be defoliated. Luckily, most trees are healthy enough to withstand the webworm invasion even in complete defoliation.