Clove Mite issues?

Asked August 11, 2020, 12:53 PM EDT

Help! How do I get rid of these mites (if that’s the problem) and what’s wrong with the bases of the tree? The white seems to be a fungus.

Carver County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for writing.
The leaf galls are not a problem. Ignore them. https://wimastergardener.org/article/maple-gall-mites-eriophyidae/

I am concerned that this tree may have canker. https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/eutypella-canker#:~:text=Eutypella%20canker%20is%20common%20on,trees%2C%20a%20perennial%20canker%20forms. This can be a deadly tree disease. Please have an aarborist look at the tree to diagnose and suggest management. https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/how-hire-tree-care-professional