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Could anybody identify what it is... 

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There wasn't as many as this just the odd few up the main trunk I squished them then hosed down the tree should have taken some pics first..

Firstly is it serious and how do I treat it?

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862

    wipe them off with cotton wool soaked in methylated or surgical spirit.  they are a sort of scale insect. the white coating is waxy and repels normal sprays.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • the tree looks awful at the moment the leaves are yellowing but I put that down to the ground being bone dry when we came home from holiday and next door (semi detached) have just had a new drive installed, I also put it down to builders may have upset the roots. image. This is how I came to notice the little critters as I went out to prune all the bad looking leaves off and shape the tree, I keep it small like a lollipop

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