"Looks like your tree's got bagworms," he spoke with all the confidence of a guy who's had his own yard for more than a little while. Not even certain which tree he was talking about, I just sort of agreed more out of politeness than anything. He pointed to the evergreen (you will notice, no doubt, that in referring to it by such a generic term that I obviously have no idea what particular type of evergreen it actually is) and, specifically, to the brown pinecone-like things that were hanging from the branches.
I had noticed these things before, but being the not-gardener that I am, figured it was just a bunch of pinecones. I mean, they looked like pinecones, but the fact that our tree was also kind of dying never really made any connection to me between the two phenomenæ.
|Not a pinecone. Who knew, eh?|
|Don't worry, little tree...soon you'll be good as new! (hopefully)|
|I didn't do an official Bagworm count, but it was probably over 100. Yech.|