white worms on japanese maple tree

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    judedawposted 7 years ago

    white worms on japanese maple tree

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    Hridyapal Bhogalposted 7 years ago
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    MickSposted 7 years ago

    not sure what these could be, is this a free growing tree or in a pot.  Often, potted trees have a lot of manure in the compost which contain maggots.  I bought a trident maple bonsai few years ago, got home from the nursery, went to re-pot it and a lot of maggots came out of the heavily manured compost.
    The white worms you're seeing may be coming from the compost.  If so, re-pot, rinse all the compost from the roots and replace with fresh.  If the tree is free growing the problem may be the same but a little easier to deal with, spray around the roots with an insecticide, take advice as to what one from your garden centre.  Of course, it may just be butterfly caterpillars.

 
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