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Charliep

Noticed this on a tree in my garden.  Don't know if there's any connection but the chap over the fence has chickens.  Most obliged if anyone can tell what it is.

Many thanks

Charliep


 


 

Berghill

Closer view would help, but it looks liky Oyster scale, or some sort of scale insect. Nothing to do with chickens though.

Charliep

Thanks for quick reply.

Dovefromabove

I noticed this on my standard bay the other day - it wiped off easily and I washed the trunk down.  No sign of anything else happening to it at the moment but I'm keeping my eye on it.

Charliep
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I noticed this on my standard bay the other day - it wiped off easily and I washed the trunk down.  No sign of anything else happening to it at the moment but I'm keeping my eye on it.


Did you use any special fluid?

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Berghill

If those are the only ones, then wipe over the trunk with Methylated spirits.

Dovefromabove

I didn't use anything special - just wiped them off with a damp JCloth (they came off easily) and then washed it down with the hose.  I'm keeping a very close eye on it as it's a gorgeous standard bay I grew from a cutting and I'm very proud of it.

Its common scale insect  which is easily treated by wiping over the affected branches with meths on a cloth.  Bay trees/acers are common hosts. If too many spray with provado systemic insecticide.

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