Any ideas on how to get rid of fall webworm? I think that's what is on the branches/leaves of my eastern redbud. It is a pretty young tree so it'd be hard to cut off/burn the affected area, wouldn't leave me with much tree. edited: My husband was hyper about getting them off the tree while they were only infecting one part. So he cut them off and is currently burning the branches. I think in some ways he just wanted an opportunity to make fire ;) but that's just me. but I'd still be curious to know if there's another way to control them, or if cut/burn is the only way.