[NAFEX] Arbor vitae

akmanty akmanty at localnet.com
Mon Apr 2 22:10:15 EDT 2007


Never considered that; who knows, might be and summer oil is 
certainly more benign to use.
Thanks for the suggestion!  AK



At 08:07 AM 4/1/2007, you wrote:
>How about fungus feeding on the honeydew from scale insects?  This can be
>hard to rub off arbovitae.  I had soft brown scale on an arborvita for years
>that served as a source of reinfection for tropicals (via ants) summered
>near the tree.  I started spraying summer oil and over a couple years it
>seems to have eradicated the problem (the scale, that is).
>
>Steve H.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "akmanty" <akmanty at localnet.com>
>To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:39 PM
>Subject: [NAFEX] Arbor vitae
>
>
> > Totally off the subject of fruit trees, but does anyone know what
> > might be causing lower part of arbor vitae to turn black, somewhat
> > shiny, but will not rub off; seems to be spreading; have tried
> > various fungicides, but doesn't seem to help; have also cut it out,
> > disinfecting shears?
> >
> > Or, any other place to turn for help; have tried Googling, but still
> > no answers.  Have also had some testing done.
> >
> > Any ideas, thanks so much,  AK
> >
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