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Plant Health Care in Richmond, VA

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) feeding on Slime Flux

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A sweet, foul, alcoholic, smelling bacterial disease makes a great snack for butterflies and other insects. The bacteria ferments, produces carbon dioxide gas, and pushes sap out of the wood of the tree. The bacteria isn’t really treatable, best to keep the tree happy, healthy, free of mechanical damage from the start.

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Written by vaphc

October 3, 2012 at 5:52 am

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