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White fuzz on apple tree

Will Scoggins

Joined: May 30, 2013
Posts: 56
Location: Northeast Arkansas
I installed an apple tree on my property several months ago, and it has probably gotten more than a foot taller in that time and has seemed healthy overall. Recently I noticed some white fuzz in a few locations on the leaves and stems. Any ideas what this could be? It has been unusually wet for this time of year here, not sure if that is a factor or not.

I searched for white fuzz and didn't see anything, if something of this nature has been discussed before, please redirect me to that thread.
Irene Kightley

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 336
Location: South West France
It sounds like a Leafhopper of some kind is on your tree.

I have no idea of the types of Leafhopper in your region but that will at least give you something to go on to help find the possible cause.


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Will Scoggins

Joined: May 30, 2013
Posts: 56
Location: Northeast Arkansas
It is cottony in appearance so it may be aphids, not sure though. I have yet to put a guild in, any specific plants that may help?
Leila Rich

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 3626
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
How about these guys? woolly aphid
Will Scoggins

Joined: May 30, 2013
Posts: 56
Location: Northeast Arkansas
Didn't look exactly like those in the photos, but did match some pictures when I did an image search for woolly aphids. Do I just need to attract ladybugs?
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