Apple Trees
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What is this fungus?

Zone Folkestone, Kent | lizmul added on June 6, 2019 | Answered

Hi, we have this cotton-wool like “fungus” on an apple tree. Can anyone enlighten me as to what it is, and how to treat it? Thanks for your help.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 6, 2019

    I can't say exactly without a close up inspection, but I think this is a Wooly Aphid infestation.

    Began treating with Neem Oil.

    Here are some articles that will help you.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/woolly-aphid-control.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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