holly tree

Patricia McGlynn asked 13 years ago

Holly tree 15years old leaves and berries covered in a soot-like substance for past month what do I do?.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This sounds like sooty mould growing on the exudate of scale insects, a sap-sucking insect on the tree.Not much to do, predators will arrive and at 15 years old, the tree is probably too big to spray anyway.

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