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Re: Heritage River Birch Pests


It was some sort of caterpillar. I wrote the group about it a few years
ago asking about "black rain". They told me I was getting pooped on.


--
Kitty 
neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> hmmmmm, that hasn't happened to me yet, thank goodness. Pooped on by what? 
> Caterpillars? Birds? 
> 
> 
> Andrea H 
> Beaufort, SC 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message] 
> > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center 
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> 
> > To: 
> > Date: 7/7/2005 10:20:38 AM 
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > 
> > I used to get pooped on when I walked under my birch. This seemed to have 
> > sort of stopped on its own. 
> > 
> > Kitty 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "A A HODGES" 
> > To: 
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 7:46 PM 
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > 
> > 
> > > I don't think so. It gets lots of water. It's next to where I do my 
> > > planting/potting so there is always run-off. I'm hoping Daryl is right 
> and 
> > > it's a young tree thing. It's really irritating. I can't walk under it 
> > > without getting a bug on me! 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Andrea H 
> > > Beaufort, SC 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > [Original Message] 
> > > > From: Cathy Carpenter 
> > > > To: 
> > > > Date: 7/6/2005 8:45:26 PM 
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > > > 
> > > > Could the birch be stressed? While B. nigra is more heat tolerant 
> > > > than others, did you have unusually hot, or dry summers the past 
> > > > couple years? Pests and diseases seem to have a sixth sense for 
> > > > compromised hosts. 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Cathy, west central IL, z5b 
> > > > 
> > > > On Jul 6, 2005, at 6:08 PM, Daryl wrote: 
> > > > 
> > > > > No on the hort oil. I found this interesting bit on the web 
> > > > > http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/eiis/pdfs/TO17.PDF I didn't 
> > > > > know that 
> > > > > aphids ever had and alternate host. 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Once the plant matures a bit, the problem seems to go away, at 
> > > > > least it did 
> > > > > for me. I'm sure it helped that I encouraged the good guys 
> > > > > (ladybugs and 
> > > > > such) 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > d 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > From: "A A HODGES" 
> > > > > To: 
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 7:55 PM 
> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > >> Yes, I've seen several on the tree. I always thought they looked 
> > > > >> like tiny 
> > > > >> alligators, except the color. I had these things last year too. 
> > > > >> Should I 
> > > > >> attempt to spray this winter you think? 
> > > > >> 
> > > > >> 
> > > > >> Andrea H 
> > > > >> Beaufort, SC 
> > > > >> 
> > > > >> 
> > > > >> 
> > > > >>> [Original Message] 
> > > > >>> From: Daryl 
> > > > >>> To: 
> > > > >>> Date: 7/5/2005 8:06:12 AM 
> > > > >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> Some stages of Aphids have wings, and Aphids and sawflies seem to 
> > > > >>> be the 
> > > > >>> major pests of birches around here, along with a few weeks of 
> > > > >>> Japanese 
> > > > >>> Beetles. In most cases, the infestations are self-limiting. 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> Do you know what baby ladybugs look like? If you've got ladybugs, 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > > they'll 
> > > > > 
> > > > >>> probably take care of the aphids for you. 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> d 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > >>> From: "A A HODGES" 
> > > > >>> To: "gardenchat" 
> > > > >>> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 6:34 PM 
> > > > >>> Subject: [CHAT] Heritage River Birch Pests 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>>> Anyone ever had a problem with pests on a River Birch? This is 
> > > > >>>> Betula 
> > > > >>>> Nigra 'Heritage.' This year, and last I had major problems with 
> > > > >>>> what 
> > > > >>>> something that has wings, is tiny and is a piercing, sucking 
> > > > >>>> insect. 
> > > > >>>> Truthfully, they look like aphids with wings to me. I've tried 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > > blasting 
> > > > > 
> > > > >>>> them, and the tree also has quite a few ladybugs, but they are 
> > > > >>>> really 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > > a 
> > > > > 
> > > > >>>> serious problem. My tree probably has half the leaves it should. 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> There also seem to be some kind of beetles that look like a 
> > > > >>>> vegetable 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>> pest, maybe potato or cucumber beetles. 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> What do I do? The tree was planted at the back of the house in a 
> > > > >>>> very 
> > > > >>>> wet area, near where I do my repotting, etc. It's about 15 feet 
> > > > >>>> tall 
> > > > >>>> now, and is growing rapidly, but probably not a rapidly as it 
> > > > >>>> should. 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > > I 
> > > > > 
> > > > >>>> planted it to create summer shade which is desperately needed at 
> > > > >>>> the 
> > > > >>>> back. 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> Should I wait until this winter and then get on a ladder and 
> > > > >>>> blast it 
> > > > >>>> with hort oil? I've never tried to systemically poison a tree 
> > > > >>>> before. 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> Suggestions? 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>>> Andrea H 
> > > > >>>> Beaufort, SC 
> > > > >>>> 
> > > > >>> 
> > > > >>> 
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