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Animal or pest ravaging my fruit trees?

The apple also has a soft white fluff on the bark. There's no oozing the bark is dry. Any ideas?


  • Alison 20Alison 20 Posts: 3







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Could it be cats using them to sharpen their claws?  You could protect them using tree guards which work against cats, rabbits and deer.

    By the way, that fluffy white stuff is woolley aphid and can be removed with a stiff brush.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,897

    Shame the cat didn't scratch it off while it was about itimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Alison 20Alison 20 Posts: 3

    ah ok ill try the tree guard. That will be a relief if it is just a pesky cat. Funny though as its in a  walled garden and never spotted a cat during daylight. Must be sneaking in at night.

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