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Alien Invasion?

Posted by lanakolo Z5 ONTARIO (My Page) on
Fri, May 12, 06 at 10:42

Something extraordinary happened yesterday. When I went outside to check out how my garden is doing, I noticed that my favourite evergreen has turned brown. I was shocked! Just like that, from one day to another? When I got closer, my shock was even bigger. If what I saw would've been in a movie, I would've known right away that it is an alien invasion, but it was my back yard and I was trying to find out more rational explanation... I found none! The whole plant is covered by some oddly translucent brown gelatinous things. I had the feeling that at any moment it will start moving, but then I kept reminding myself that this is real life and there should be an normal explanation. I took pictures of this staff. Please take a look and let me know if you have any idea of what could that be.

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  • Posted by janetr Ottawa USDA 4a (My Page) on
    Fri, May 12, 06 at 11:34

Probably cedar apple rust

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RE: Alien Invasion?

Oh dear. That's not good news. Once it is infected it will remain infected. Hate to say it but you may need to get rid of the tree outright.


RE: Alien Invasion?

Don't know what is is but, I had the exact same "goop" on one grouping of cedars I have.....I had it once many years ago and it never came back.
I looked at your photos and the only difference is that my shrubs weren't covered as heavily as yours are...mine maybe 1/4 of your condition.
I just used my garden hose on heavy spray to remove the brown gelatinous stuff and rubbed and sprayed, and rubbed and sprayed. There was a buildup of fallen needles(is that what you call cedar foliage?) that got flushed out of the inner branches at the same time. It came off and never returned....I also thinned out the shrubs to allow more air/light to circulate.
Good luck to you, Justine

ps. Alien Invasion?

Oh yeah, at the time I thought they were some kind of insect eggs...
great gardening to you, Justine

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