How to treat tree with scale? - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles
Question by Caesurra
September 4, 2017
Hi, I was looking at a tree outside my house today and noticed that quite a few of the lower leaves have scale on them. I've treated scale on smaller succulents but I'm not sure what to do about a tree. Does anyone have any experience treating a plant like this?

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Thank you!


Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
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A comment from Altheabyanothername
September 4, 2017

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Answer from ctcarol
September 4, 2017

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The least toxic solution would be Insecticidal soap, I think. Very difficult to do with a tall tree. I use a pump sprayer, but it's not easy reaching the high branches, and you do have to cover up well, when getting under the tree to get the undersides of the leaves. Always spray when cool and no breeze. LOL! Yes, I know, Try early morning.

Los Angeles
A comment from Caesurra
September 4, 2017
Thank you both for your advice!

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