It looks like my Magnolia Tree has Magnolia scale. It has scale pods up and down most branches. I noticed it at the end of July when it was swarming with bees, wasps and flies and honeydew showered down from the branches. It is now Nov. 3rd and all the leaves are down and the bark and branches are a dark gray. It looks sick and I would like to know what I can do to help it. Thank Youemail@example.com
The dark gray color of the branches is probably the result of a fungus called sooty mold that grows on the honeydew deposited by the scales.