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Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 11:43 am

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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby Grant Bowie » January 11th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Looks a lot like nothing I have ever seen before in my life; but assume it’s some sort of scale/sucking insect.

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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby Kevin » January 11th, 2019, 12:25 pm

Miniature fried eggs :lol:

But more likely scale.

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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Grant Bowie wrote:Looks a lot like nothing I have ever seen before in my life; but assume it’s some sort of scale/sucking insect.

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It is certainly sucking the life out of my tree!
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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 2:22 pm

Kevin wrote:Miniature fried eggs :lol:

But more likely scale.

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That was my first thought but they are a bit small. :lost:
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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby KIRKY » January 11th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Aspidiotus also commonly known as Fried egg scale. Any of the scale spray products from the green shed should see it right. Spray as per instructions on bottle every couple of weeks.
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Postby shibui » January 11th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Great photo jgm. Good luck with cleaning them all up.
That's also another pest I wasn't aware of either so good job with the ID Kirky :tu:
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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 4:51 pm

KIRKY wrote:Aspidiotus also commonly known as Fried egg scale. Any of the scale spray products from the green shed should see it right. Spray as per instructions on bottle every couple of weeks.
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Thanks a lot, I have had this trouble with this tree for a couple of years and thought it was some sort of mite. The tree has been trained as a cascade but no growth and dull foliage led me to chop it back to the healthiest part, leaving only the first couple of branches so I will need to totally rethink its future. Cutting it back exposed the problem so perhaps it was a good thing. The pic is full magnification on the iPhone. I might post a pic for a few ideas regarding the future direction.
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Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 5:07 pm

shibui wrote:Great photo jgm. Good luck with cleaning them all up.
That's also another pest I wasn't aware of either so good job with the ID Kirky :tu:
Pity I didn’t find out till after the chop, but they are minute.
Here’s what it looks like now, any ideas?ImageImageImageImage


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Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm

Hi Kirky, Thanks again, but aren't scale treatments oil based? I am sure I was told years ago never to spray oil on Junipers.
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Postby melbrackstone » January 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm

I've been told not to use oil based products on juniper too. Instead, Mavrik was the suggestion.
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Postby jgmansell » January 11th, 2019, 8:02 pm

melbrackstone wrote:I've been told not to use oil based products on juniper too. Instead, Mavrik was the suggestion.
Thanks, I will give Mavrik a try to be on the safe side.


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Re: Hi, and happy new year to all. Could someone please id the p

Postby shibui » January 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm

I can see a waiter with a tray in the first pic but that's probably not bonsai.
First pic appears to have good trunk line.
Tilt the whole tree right for a cascade. Find and develop/ wire branches on the trunk. May need to grow a bit longer.
Tilt the whole tree left for an upright tree. Maybe compress the top bend a bit more and maybe add some more in the final (new) part of the trunk to give a really twisted trunk juniper. The new shoot on the left might grow into a left branch but you could probably grow a great tree with nothing but jins on the left.
I can't see any use for the lowest part except maybe to thicken the lower trunk a bit more.
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