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Birch trees and aphids [Jun. 15th, 2005|08:27 am]
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I'm hoping someone here might have an answer for me and the favorite element in my saucy garden, my weeping birch tree.

It is COVERED in aphids. Can they hurt/kill the tree? How do I get rid of them in a safe manner? It's a super tall tree in a tiny back yard and my dogs are out there often.

Please and thank you!

Crossposted to slices_of_eden and saucygardens

[User Picture]From: bayberrybush
2005-06-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
I have heard that a mix of gentle dish soap (like Ivory or Dawn) and water can be safely sprayed on plants to get rid of insects. I used it years ago but honestly I can't remember my results :/ Good luck!
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