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I have a well established bay tree that has started to go drop its leaves and go all brown and shrivelled. The trunk has white spots all over it that looks fungal.

Anyone got any ideas what I can do ?



You don't say whether your bay is in a pot or in the ground - if its in a pot, first thing to do is to turn it out and see if its potbound, unless you repotted in the last 18 months into a larger container. if it is, bigger pot, fresh compost, water thoroughly. The brown and shriveled leaves indicate drought - the white spots all over could be scale infestation, or mildew, without a photo, hard to say, but think I'd go for scale being the problem. Provado make a treatment spray for scale infestation.

4 Aug, 2010

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