Fig tree problem, help

mel turner mturner at acpub.duke.edu
Fri Jun 16 00:54:37 EST 1995


In article <3qmlhl$hh0 at Trex.IenD.wau.nl> Maarten.vanhelden at medew.ento.wau.nl (Maarten van Helden) writes:
>In article <D9G8Ix.L60 at nntpa.cb.att.com>, 
>pmm at ygdrasil.cb.att.com says...
>>I  have a weeping fig tree that has started to drip a clear 
>sticky
>>substance from its leaves. Almost all of the leaves are very 
>sticky to 
>>the touch. Has anyone seen this or know what to  do about it?
>>
>Sounds to me like an infection with some kind of bacteria. Not 
>easy to cure. The fluid that comes out is probably full of 
>spores.

Probably the tree has scale insects that are excreting sticky "honeydew".



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