Maybe you could chop up your infested tree and put it where chickens can eat the bugs?
Or just leave them be and think of the tree as a bug trap?
posted 3 years ago
Sounds like the evil scale. Scrape 'em away with a q-tip (or fingers) and isopropyl alcohol, coat stems but not leaves with vegetable oil & soap emulsion, repeat like an obsessive compulsive person. Pick them off repeatedly.
I love abutilon. Especially the red ones. Maybe try a cutting in water, may be easier to kill the scale.
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