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I have an apple tree that has white cocoon-like moss on the branches. What is it and how do I treat it?

by mththeresa48 mththeresa48
April 14th, 2008

I have an apple tree that has white cocoon-like moss on the branches. What is it and how do I treat it?

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ERIN HYNES
It's possible it might be wooly apple aphids. (You can Google them to see

pictures.)

If the tree is small and the problem is severe, it may be better to dig up the plant

and replant with a type of apple that is resistant to this pest since the area

becomes infected.

Otherwise, spray an application of dormant oil about now, but the temperatures

both 2 days before and 2 days after application must be above 45 degrees. Follow

up with an early fall application of an insecticide labeled for aphids. Follow

package directions exactly.

Repeat this process the following year.
by ERIN HYNES
April 14th, 2008
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