Fruit Tree Aphids
Hi - we moved to our current home last July and inherited a small orchard containing some plum trees, a damson, a dwarf apple and a mulberry. We have added two gala apple trees and two pear trees. Last year the damson fruited brilliantly but, to my horror, yesterday I noticed that nearly the whole tree had curled leaves and is pickled with aphids. The dwarf apple (sorry, I don't know which type it is) is also suffering the same and also has what I think is woolly aphids. What can I do about this? They really have been struck badly and it seems to be all of a sudden. I'm there several times during the day as our 7 hens roam the orchard and I hadn't noticed anything amiss until now. I'm a total novice with fruit trees!