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Tree infestation with white sticky growth

I have a white sticky growth on my young Dogwood tree and wondered if it is going to damage the tree and if so how can I remove it. I have tried a spray and scraping it off but very difficult


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,009
    The pic isn't good enough, but it looks like scale insects.
    If you get them quick enough, you can usually scrape/scrub them off with a brush, but if that'snot possible, you can dab them with meths on a cotton bud.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks, I have some meths so I will give it a go
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