Apple Tree - Woolly Aphid?
Hi, I have a very elderly cooking apple tree in my garden. It still gives some fruit and I like it so wish to keep it. This summer I suddenly noticed a dreadful amount of sort of white fluff and the leaves on the new shoots look in poor health. I have looked on the internet and I suspect this might be woolley aphid. I would really like to save the tree if I can, so would appreciate advice on if this looks like woolley aphid and also the best treatment. I believe I should hose and scrub off what I can see. I would be willing to spray (I don't really like messing about with chemicals) if that was best in which case advice on what to use would be much appreciated. Hopefully I have managed to attach photos ok. Thanks for any help, I really would love to save this tree. Jill.
Last edited: 19 June 2017 20:44:20