Linden trees

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by thecolorgreen, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Is there any kind of deck sealant/stain that will minimize the sticky crap from linden trees on a deck?
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    No there is not.
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    The sticky-ness is usually an excretion of a sweet, honeydew
    -like substance may all be an indication of an aphid problem.

    The trees could be treated High water pressure may also wash away aphids and remove sticky honeydew.

    Aphid on stem

    When aphids can't be controlled by these natural methods, insecticides like acephate, bifenthrin, and imidacloprid are effective. Be sure to follow all label directions when using insecticides.

    Remove the aphids and the sap on the deck will go with them


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