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HandyLHandyL Posts: 49

Hi Guys, 

Was wondering if anyone knew what this is on our Magnolia Tree? 

Tia Luke imageimage

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    They are scale insects and the white fluff showing means they have eggs hatching so scrape them off quick!  While adult scale insects don't move, the young nymphs are mobile and will climb all over the tree, settle down and you will end up with them all over it.  They suck the sap directly from the branches.

    Last edited: 24 May 2017 21:50:44

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • HandyLHandyL Posts: 49

    Thank you!!! Thought it might have been. Just wanted to double make sure - that's me going into the garden at 10.30 tending to the tree ha!

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