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Posts from the ‘Losing Trees’ Category

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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Losing trees: Pyracantha problems persist

I’m resigned to lose this tree, but I’m not giving up just yet.  I have unscientifically diagnosed ithwith Fusarium wilt, and have been treating it with MycoStop.  The left trunk died last year, and the fungicide treatments seem to have only slowed down the advancement.  The right side is now showing symptoms too; mostly on the lowest back branch.



But, some upper branches are showing the telltale signs of yellowing leaf veins:


So, another round of branch removal…


And it still looks nice from a distance.  Maybe I’ll get another year or two to enjoy it: