Southeast Gardening forum: hackberry trees

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Sep 3, 2017 5:49 AM CST
I think I have asked about this before but couldn't find a previous post about it. There is something going on up in our hackberry trees that is causing everything under them to have a sticky coating, our cars, and all of the plants. I've had to move my plants hanging under the trees because they were starting to get sooty mold from it.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Sep 3, 2017 6:02 AM CST
I think it is a similar problem that I had with my Crape Myrtles, but I think it is wooly aphids in the hackberry trees that make the honey dew? (sticky stuff). The power company cut down my large Crape Myrtles , but standing under them at times it was almost like a light shower. I was told it was aphids causing it, but I never was able to find a single aphid in the trees.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 4, 2017 6:09 AM CST
TY for your reply! I think that may be what's causing it, wooly aphids.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 24, 2017 6:16 AM CST
Are hackberry trees unusual? I thought more people would respond about the tribulations of trying to garden underneath.
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