Tree Problems

What’s Wrong With My Tree


Anna Chicoine added on October 15, 2012 | Answered

My tree Is dropping these dark branch type things with dark little balls all over them. My tree hasn't ever done this in the 9 yrs I've been here.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 16, 2012

It may be sooty mold, which is most often brought on by pests. This article can help you understand the fungus and see if that is what you have: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

Neem oil will take care of both the fungus and whatever pest is causing the issue. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

If you don't feel it is sooty mold, it sounds like it is likely another type of fungus. Treat the tree with a fungicide, such as neem oil, and that should help to clear it up.

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