Asked June 20, 2021, 5:36 PM EDT
We have a lot of young white and red pine trees growing up in our fields. I went out today to mark the ones we are planning on keeping so we can thin out the growth and found that most of the trees--especially those that are at least 4 feet tall and taller have many (some of the bigger trees, hundreds) of spittlebugs in them. They are in the nymph stage as they still have the "spittle" clusters.
I'm hoping you can give me advice on how I can get rid of them. I have done some online research and found that they can cause great damage in such numbers. I am hoping that there is something organic that I can use, however, I need to get rid of them as we don't want to lose our trees.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Gogebic County Michigan