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Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

Posted by prettypetals GA 7 (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 11 at 21:58

Hi everyone, My sister has a weeping willow that has been completely de-leafed and has fluffy cotton-like stuff alllllll over the tree with black bugs in lots of the cotton. Theres cotton like stuff laying all on the ground too. We hadn't noticed the tree in this shape until it was already totally demolished. Any ideas what bug does this and do we need to spray or just let it run its course?? Thanks, Judy


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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

Tell your sister to take some good images of this 'stuff' so that we can identify it.


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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

and how big is this willow??

ken


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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

Ok, I took some pics today and will try to get better shots if these aren't good enough. The tree looks to be over 30 ft tall and doesn't look like a weeping willow to me but she says it is. The bugs are black about a fourth of an inch long. My camera battery went kaput as soon as I got to the tree so I didn't get many pictures. The first pic is the white stuff on the branch. The second one is the white stuff on the ground and then a pic of the tree. I hope these help you guys. Thanks, Judy
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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

That stuff looks like the willow flowers which have gone to seed.


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Picture

Here's a link to a picture for an example.

Here is a link that might be useful: Salix alba picture


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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

It sure does. In the link it still shows leaves but her leaves are all gone. So I am guessing the leaves will all grow back?? Thanks Esh! Judy


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RE: Cotton like substance on de-leafed weeping willow tree??

Yes, I think the leaves will come back.


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