Posted by Katie on July 12, 2003 at 04:04:02:
In Reply to: Re: plum tree care posted by M. D. Vaden on July 10, 2003 at 23:20:52:
Thank you for your reply M.D. I did visit your website, and I appreciate the opinion of an expert. :)
I have a Honey Locust on the other side of the house that is looking rather sparse too, so on your suggestion, I inspected. The Locust does have curled leaves and little white spots. The leaves are very small, and the only thing I saw there was a ‘hoppy” green bug about the size of pencil lead. But looking closely at my Plum, I do see tiny green bugs on the underside of the leaves, many of them, along the spine of the leaf! Aphids?
If these aphids are so widespread as to infect all the Plums in my area, is this more of an epidemic that I cannot control? What treatment method do you recommend? I have giant, ancient Silver Maples too, can these be in danger?