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Pests on my 'Laurel'

 
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Totally new to trees think these are laurel, but not sure.

What are the nasty little eggs on them?


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your picture link is broken.
What kind of Laurel is it?
 
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Steve Flanagan wrote:your picture link is broken.
What kind of Laurel is it?



The bottom word infestation should work.

Sorry don't even know if it is Laurel ,
 
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That is actually Euonymous, and you have scale, extremely common.

Chemical pesticides are most effective, but some repeated applications of soap or horticultural oil should knock it out if you want a more natural route. I'm unaware of insect controls that would be effective.
 
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Thanks -

Want to avoid pesticides wherever possible.

How serious is it (the bush seems pretty fully infected) it's a pretty bush/tree, but was here when we moved in and isn't essential. Is scale likely to kill it and will it spread to other trees. (The holly which is intertwined with the Eunonymous doesn't seem to be affected).

Any advice, could I just leave and heavily prune in Winter?
 
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Personally, I'd just rip it out. The scale will probably kill it sooner than later at that rate of infestation.

Evergreen Euonymous don't have any real redeeming qualities in my book, so even it was healthy I wouldn't keep it.
 
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