Tree Squad gets rid of Ash Flower Gall


All tree species

What you will see:

  • Extracts of the aphid ‘Honeydew’, (clear drops & sticky)
  • Stunted, shriveled, or curled leaves Many species are green, but may be white, yellow, brown, red, black, or mottled

Life cycle:

  • Overwinter as eggs on bark and needles of host plants
  • In April and May, the eggs begin to hatch
  • Several generations occur throughout the year
  • As the colonies grow, winged forms may be produced, some species may lay eggs in the fall

Cultural practices:

  • Plant flowers to provide nectar sources for aphid predators & parasites: Lady beetles, green lacewings, hover flies, and parasitic wasps Conserve natural enemies: Do not treat until aphid populations are out of natural control (exploding)

Chemical practices:

  • Aphids are susceptible to both systemic and topical insecticides