Tiny Snails!!

A few of you who have been following my tree exploits for a while will know I had issues with pest attack on some of my maples last year over the Winter months. A strange time for this to happen. I was surprised as I always spray before I tuck trees away for the Winter.

While inspecting my maples this year at this stage I found that many of them have a little cone shaped Snail tucked away under loose bark or in tight spots on the trunk.

Is this the culprit?

I will spray but will this be effective when they are in shell and tucked away?

Will systemic insecticide work better?

Will this even work now during the dormant season?

Anybody else have these?

Are they even the culprit?

Who won the 1986 Sheepdog trials?

So many questions!!! 🙂

5 comments on “Tiny Snails!!

  1. The only spray that works for snails comes out of a blow torch ! Yep seen them loads of times . Funny but always on ure trees lol .1986 sheep dog trials winner was babe owned and trained by farmer hogget . Hope this was of help 🙂


  2. they are fine Ian – i have had collonies of these on my elms for 10 years or more – under some of the bark plates there are 20 or more, exactly the same species, must be several hundred on my big chinese elm at least.I think they eat algae, never a leaf, shoot or branch been damaged and the tree never gets green algae on the trunk either.


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