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Hi all is my tree poorly ive never seen these white and black sticky marks on it before.

I don’t know what type of tree it is so can not google it 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,267
    I don’t think it’s poorly. I think it’s covered in scale insects. A bit like if you found yourself covered in fleas that were sucking your blood, they are sucking the sap out of the tree.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298
    Those look like scale insects. The best way to remove them is to scrub them off. 

    Your tree looks like a sycamore or something similar. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    I agree with Pansyface - and it looks like a standard field maple. It looks well enough established though, so it shouldn't trouble it too much.
    Hard to see without having a pic of the whole tree though.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298
    I agree @Fairygirl ... field maple is a strong possibility 👍 
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  • richhondacrichhondac Posts: 222
    Thank you all for your reply’s if I do nothing will a natural predator come and eat the sale bugs

    please see below pic how big will the tree grow 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,475
    25m or 80ft in old money

  • richhondacrichhondac Posts: 222
    That’s probably too big for a front garden tree it will be bigger than the house 
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