While I was on the corner of Seventh and Pine Streets yesterday, I could not help but notice that the mistletoe on this tree is bright green in contrast to the new leaves on the tree. Mistletoe loves moisture, and I'm sure the recent rains have made it happy. It's good the trees are also strengthened by the rains.
Mistletoe is a parasitic shrub. It gets its food and water from the host tree. When mistletoe becomes very dense, it can kill the branch of the tree it's clinging to. This can seriously weaken the host tree. The photo below offers you a closer look at the mistletoe plants.
|A Close Look at Mistletoe in March after the Rains|