Helping the Do It Yourself home owner in making themselves and surroundings healthy
Saturday, June 16, 2012
White stuff on my Trees
If you see what looks like puffs of white Cotton on your Maple trees this is a sign of an insect called Scale.
Scale is an insect that overwinters in a hard cover which erupts into that white puff you see in the picture. Unsightly but the real problem is the insect sucks on the plant much like a parasite which weakens your tree.
The best preventative is a systemic drench in the fall or spring but it can be sprayed at the time of outbreak.