Weeping Larch Has Sticky Cottony Spots All Over

Question From: A. Buda - Gaines, Michigan, United States
Q: I have tiny white sticky cottony spots all over our weeping larch. What are they and how can we prevent tree damage.

A: Your tree probably has cottony scale. I would get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist and have the tree sprayed professionally if needed. Unless the tree is very small, home sprayers don't do the job. To find a professional near you go to www.tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy