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sticky beech tree leaves

my beech tree has sticky leaves I've never noticed it before it hasnt rained here in Devon for about 3 weeks now and the leaves are all sticky is this harmful does anyone know what if anything i need to do ?? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,899

    It's probably honeydew from aphids - not really anything you can do and it won't do any longterm damage to the tree, although the leaves may be distorted this year.

    Oh, don't park your car underneath it!

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • clare 6clare 6 Posts: 2

    oh thanks for that i was really worried its a beautiful tree .;)

  • my hydranga is cvered with brown beetle like insects which leave a white cottn wool like sticky substance.on the stems and leaves .help

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Sounds like scale insects PR. Wash the branches with tepid water and cotton wool. Oh and get your marigold's's a messy job.

  • to marshmello ,thank you so much,idid as you suggested and it looks like it is working.thank you again PR

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