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Post Woolly Aphids
I seem to have a very severe infestation of woolly aphids in this tree (see attached).

Can anyone identify the tree from the leaves?

And, of course, any tips on getting rid of the infestation would be appreciated.


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Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:43 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Ive got no idea what type of try it is but there is a thread here somewhere about woolly Aphids.
Try doing a search for wooly aphids.

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Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:31 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Here it is

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2051&p=21690&hilit=aphids#p21690

I hope thre is some usefull infor in there for you

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Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:33 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Hi, thanks for that, yes I did the search on the woolly aphids, but thought that it might be useful in knowing what kind of tree it was, as it is clearly not an apple tree (no fruit), and it may have some bearing on a) why they are infesting it, and b) how to treat them.


Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:08 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
It could be an apple tree even if there is no fruit. As far as I am aware, most apples will only set fruit if you have a second tree to pollinate it.

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Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:16 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Wow! that's interesting!


Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:44 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Does it have blossoms before the leaves form?

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Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
Well, it hasn't had blossoms since September 30th, that's all I can say. As far as I can remember it has always had the leaves.


Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:11 pm
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
they don't look like the leaves of an apple tree to me, but I could be mistaken. However I am sure that wooly aphid will attack more than just apple trees.

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Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 am
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Post Re: Woolly Aphids
It certainly meets this sites criteria for an apple tree
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/fruits/apple3.htm

alas it is still not conclusive.

BTW, having extraordinarily high water pressure in my location I decided to hose the tree down and that has made a huge difference. I now just have to find a source of lebaycid or baythroid spray now (apparently).


Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:21 am
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