Q: Our ball cypress tree has round white colored stuff around the limb and incorporates the foliage within it. When you break it open it is solid inside. It is not the ball that is normally on the tree. My husband thinks it may be a spider or some type of mite. The number has increased in the last couple of weeks. They start out small and get larger.
I recommend you have an onsite inspection of your tree by a certified arborist - a trained tree doctor Carol. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy