parasites on oak and maple

jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)October 10, 2010

Recently my red maple and shumard oak have become infested with parasites. Can anyone diagnose the problem and adivise a solution? Trying to post pics, sorry.

Red Maple leaf top and bottom, The tree is 7 feet tall and all leaves are affected.



Bugs on Shumard oak. Tree is about 12 feet tall. All leaves are infested. Fire ants and wasps seem to like them though. Theres also some black stuff on the bark.



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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

I can't seem to edit my post either!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 12:52PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

The red maple -- don't know the pest/malady -- but it's the end of the season, so it's pointless to spray or otherwise treat for leaves which will soon drop naturally.

The shumard oak -- Aphids. Again same reason for no treatment as above. But if you absolutely must do something, wash the critters off with a harsh water spray.
Ants & wasps like the aphiads because they produce sugary honeydew.
The black on the bark may be honeydew which is supporting sooty mold. The mold isn't a disease but is "feeding" on the sugars in the honeydew.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 1:14PM
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Dan Staley

What Jean said.


    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 1:26PM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

Thanks a bunch. Glad to know it's not serious.

Will they likely return next summer?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 1:43PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

for the future.. in photobucket.. copy the HTML CODE.. and paste that into the post..

on preview.. if you see it.. we will see it ...

do NOT copy the IMG code ...


    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 8:25AM
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