Please help me identify what is happening. Photo attached. Since last summer I've noticed Progressive loss of branches on some but not all cherry laurel. On closer examination I am finding a white sticky substance on some branches on interior tree. Also noticing small holes on some leaves, and leaf Browning then dying back of entire branches. U nfortunaty I can't figure out how to move picture from my gallery. Is it possible to come into office? Or can you provide an email far and I can forward that way. Thank you
Cherry laurels can be prone to multiple common problems, including diseases like cherry shothole, which can cause holes, and scale insect infestations, which can cause sticky honeydew, a sooty mold that grows on it, and dieback on branches.
See here: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/armored-hard-scale-trees-and-shrubs
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