Can anyone identify this parasite?

Old 06-05-12, 11:13 AM
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Can anyone identify this parasite?

Does anyone know what this white stuff is and how to get rid of it? Thanks.
Old 06-05-12, 03:48 PM
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I don't know what it is but a bunch of my hemlocks have it [or something similar] I've not noticed it being on anything else.
Old 06-05-12, 03:55 PM
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Looks like a fungus to me. Spray it with a fungicide.
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Is that just on the branches? Any larger patches? Any more information would help, it does look like a fungus but better know for sure.
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looks similar to what I found on my camelia shrub when it is very bushey in early spring, I do an intense pruning, cutting off lower branches and making sure the plant has enough air flowing in it. The summer heat and sunshin also helps to clear stuff like that up.
Old 06-19-12, 03:09 AM
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Marksr, on the hemlocks it is called wooly aldegid, and is eventually fatal. Young Harris College has a beetle rearing program that they are hoping to eradicate the wooly aldegid to preserve the hemlocks in the South. They are dispersing them on National Forest Land at present, but they are not available for individuals, yet.

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