pests

  1. B

    What are these bonsai pests & how to get rid of them?

    Hi there! I have already some experience with bonsai trees and been growing mine pretty successfully, however today I decided to increase my tiny collection and I have purchased 3 new trees. The place I live at has pretty terrible selection of bonsai trees (I live abroad now) and it seems that...
  2. Clicio

    Tropical summer and pests=hell

    So far this growing season we had: Fungus gnats, aphids, red spider mites, scales, white fly, some unknown/undetermined pests on our plants. Healthy trees, plenty of air circulation, draining soils, morning sun. How do you deal with that? Every morning a new surprise! I don't want to spend all...
  3. Clicio

    Nut or paranoid? I HATE those gnats!

    Hi folks. Is it just me, or do those fungus gnats drive everyone crazy? I have tried many paths; watering less and less, vinegar traps, neem oil, insecticides, the awful yellow stick trap, a combination of all. Partial success; but after some 15 days or so they reappear. By the way, this has...
  4. A

    Unknown pest or disease

    Hi, I have (probably) Acacia tree planted indoors from the seed. For the past 3 weeks it has been having issues with some pest or disease. White spots appeared on one branch and now are very slowly spreading to the other parts. Could you please help me? Thanks! Drew
  5. BeebsBonsai

    Jacqueline Hillier Elm Dark Leaves falling off

    Hello all, I noticed something was wrong with my Jacqueline Hillier Elm this morning when watering. Some of it's leaves are extremely dark green and brittle. I would say about 30 percent of older leaves towards the interior seem to have this issue. I touched a few of them and they...
  6. BeebsBonsai

    What Pest is in my JBP Soil?

    Hello all, I was outside checking the moisture in my JBP soil this morning to see if it needed a water and I noticed a strange worm-looking bug in my soil. I believe I was only seeing its tail at the time, but either the tail or the head was above soil level near the root base. It was...
  7. BonsaiButler

    What to do about thieves?

    Fertilizer thieves to be more specific. I have been using organic fertilizer for several years, I think it works great when it hasn't gone missing. What can i do to keep things off of my fertilizer? I really don't want to switch to inorganic for several reasons( don't want to debate that here)...
  8. BonsaiButler

    Black pine needle cast

    I know there are some expert black pine guys around here that may be able to shed some light on this problem. Several of my pines are showing signs of needle cast. Some more severe than others. How do you identify the cause\ treatment. I have already sprayed copper fungicide and lime sulfur...
  9. Waltron

    Collected oak (bicolor) little black beetles are attacking and drilling into it, help!

    I collected this guy a couple weeks ago, had to saw the tap root, but its living! leaves do appear to be growing and branches lengthening. now ive seen these little holes in these trees in the wild and in the acrorns, I cant find much on them anywhere, They are tehse teeny tiny little black...