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.