Japanese Maple - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Joseph Kuchta
Freehold, NJ
Question by joek3
April 26, 2000
I HAVE A JAPANESE MAPLE THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN HAS AN INSECT PROBLEM. THEY ARE LITTLE BLACK INSECTS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE APHIDS. THEY ARE SUCKING MY TREE DRY WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF THEM AND REVITALIZE MY TREE? IT ALSO HAS SOME DEAD BRANCHES BUT THEY ARE NOT DOWN TO THE TRUNK AS OF YET.


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Answer from NGA
April 26, 2000

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Aphids are small, soft bodied, sucking insects that can be dislodged by a strong spray of water from the garden hose and repeated as needed. However, you might want to consult with your county extension (431-7260) to obtain a more definite identification of the pest and suggested controls for it that are also appropriate for use on Japanese maples.

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