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Problems with my cherry tree

Hello,

My cherry tree is covered now in some sticky nasty substance with some black deposits and has insects as per the attached picture. Could you please advise what's wrong with it and what can be done about it. Thanks!

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,126
    Don't worry, everything is under control!
    The black and orange creatures are lady bird larvae.
    They are eating the aphids which are creating the sticky stuff.
    Honeydew is aphid poo after they have sucked the sap from your tree.
    Sometimes you get a black mould growing on the honeydew, but that will wash off in time.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,484
    So it's all good news  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 South West Posts: 256
    We have hundreds of these lovely little creatures at my place of work,  all about to grow into ladybirds. They are on the walls, trees, logs everywhere!! I was wondering if I could bring some home to my garden to start a brood. I've never seen so many in one place before. 
  • rafuk73rafuk73 Posts: 35
    Don't worry, everything is under control!
    The black and orange creatures are lady bird larvae.
    They are eating the aphids which are creating the sticky stuff.
    Honeydew is aphid poo after they have sucked the sap from your tree.
    Sometimes you get a black mould growing on the honeydew, but that will wash off in time.
    Thank you
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