greenflies on silver birch

nora jackson asked 13 years ago

hi gerry, our street has about 6 silver birch trees, all around 20-25 yrs old . no troubles until now, but this year they are infested with white and green flies, we park under these trees and there is a sticky coating and flies all over the cars every day. the trees are as high as the houses–2 stories–so no chance of spraying!!. can you advise –or will a severe frost in the winter take care of the problem if we wait it out? thanks grerry.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Birch and other trees can become infested with greenflies and the deposits can be troublesome. Some years are clear and the problem usually eases after a few weeks when the predators and parasites of greenflies build up.

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