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Post  marc74 Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:28 pm

just been out to attend to my white pine

i noticed lots of needles yellowing off and presume due to autumn approaching.
i plucked most of these out and decided i will put the pine in the shed for a few days as we have had non stop rain in Kent recently.


then i noticed this stuff on the  branches. an issue? a fungus? an insect, a water related problem?
it does seem to rub off

please advise


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Post  JimLewis Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:02 pm

Looks like a critter to me.

Moving to Pests forum (will move it back if not a critter <g>)

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Post  arihato Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Yes that's woolly aphids. Spray with Provado or neem oil, or remove with methylated spirits and q-tips. Repeat after 14 days.
Really check the spot where the needles are attached. They can be persistent buggers
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Post  marc74 Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:46 am

thanks team bonsai

neem oil ordered, i'll slight wash off for now




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Post  marc74 Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:52 pm

ok, it looks like the white has gone with using neem oil

but i have noticed more needle drop

some i presume is due to the season but was a bit worried when on one bunch of needles im left with just the bud


do i worry?



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