Mountain Laurel Tree Has Long Tendrils With Fan Shaped End

Question From: N. Pohl - Austin, Texas, United States
Q: One of my 2 mountain laurels has long tendrils with a fan shaped end. It is not limb material or blooms. I was thinking of waiting until the bloom cycle is finished and then loping them off but they are ugly.Any thoughts or suggestions?

A: I believe your tree has a virus. I recommend you contact a certified arborist to find out how virulent it is. I always recommend having arborist treat valuable trees as they have products and tools not available to homeowners. The longer you wait to treat it the further the virus will spread. Good Luck, Nancy and thanks for visiting