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Mystery Acer illness

Observed: 7th July 2010 By: ktmartinktmartin’s reputation in Invertebratesktmartin’s reputation in Invertebratesktmartin’s reputation in Invertebrates
Acer illness
image (1)
flaking bark (6)
Acer crown die back (3)
Description:

These white webby patches were on the trunk of the tree. The crown of the tree started to die back soon after the white patches appeared. The bark on the branches also started to peel off. The tree has since died.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    spider mite
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.