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debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,203
Hi all, just spotted these on trunk of my large acer. Should I be worried? 

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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,203

  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,203
    Having checked online I think it’s scale insect so will pop out and scrape them all off 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,168
    I agree.
    Scrape off, or, perhaps better, dab with cotton wool buds soaked in alcohol.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,484
    I use a stiff brush to shift them if there's quite a few. Once the 'shell' is damaged it's game over
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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,203
    @punkdoc maybe if I just drink the alcohol I won’t care? 
    Seriously though is that a better way to clear them? 
    Never seen them before it’s a good sized apparently healthy tree. 
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,958
    My lemon trees get scale insects, I  dab them with cheap cooking brandy, works a treat.
    AB Still learning

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