fungus on Bramley apple tree

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Bernie Watson asked 13 years ago

I have a problem with a new Bramley apple tree I planted this summer. It has a white fungus growing on where the branches meet the trunk. When I rub it off, its red!!!!! like blood. Can you help please?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Your tree has woolly aphid…a form of greenlfies …  you need to spray with an insecticide. Mix in a few drops of washing-up liquid to help get through the wool.