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Wanna see something nasty?

Me neither, but nevertheless, I noticed some white flecks on this trident early in the spring. They didn’t come off easily, and weren’t moving either, so I just kind of ignored them.

3/20/19, easy to see in a night shot with flash:

Then on April 14, I noticed some white spots on the undersides of a few leaves. Get ready…nasty. Scale:

So the infested leaves were removed, and the trunk got a good scrubbing with a stiff wash of Malathion to kill the remaining eggs or whatever they were.

The next day:

And still a few scale bugs to remove:

And on the road to recovery just a few days later:

And after weeks, not a bug to be found, and it’s growing again, and ready for a haircut.

Stay vigilant, my friend.

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  1. Reblogged this on Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog.

    July 28, 2019

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