Maple Trees
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sticky substance on maple leaves

Zone Bracebridge, Ontario and don't know the gardening zone. | K8douglas added on August 1, 2015 | Answered

What is the sticky substance that the maple leaves are covered in? It's on my car so I have to wash it frequently. We've lived in Bracebridge for 24 years and this hasn't happened before.

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    shelley
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    Answered on August 1, 2015

    The sticky substance is probably honeydew secreted by either aphids or scale. Here are some articles that discuss both:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm

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