Maple Trees in Malahide

A lot of people are wondering what the problem is with the maple trees in Malahide as they are dropping a sticky substance and losing their leaves.  FCC Senior Parks Superintendent has told us that this is caused by greenfly feeding on the leaves of the trees and then excreting a sweet substance called honeydew.  This happens every year and doesn’t cause any problem to the tree but it’s more noticeable this year as we haven’t had the usual rainfall to wash it off the leaves.

No doubt we’ll soon have our usual quota of rain and the problem will be solved!

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