Posted: 26/01/2012 at 19:37
Hi, we have a number of conifers - also quite old. Most of them are fine however some developed brown patches and seem to be dying off. we had tree specialists around to cut the conifers and they said that many conifers across the country have been attacked this year by aphid infestations (when looking around many trees in the area also have these quite large brown patches). Apparently there is research taking place to see how this can be treated some trees have been known to recover but at the moment there isn't much we can do but wait and hope.