hi my mother got a japanese red maple when she was 24 and she gave it to me when I was 24 and I have had it about a year and a half and I really don't want it to die! I have noticed it has got weird patches on the trunk, that look like the barks lifting off and theres white stuff coming out from underneath. I touched it and the white stuff was kind of cottonwoolish, and dry. It also looks shiny on top of some of the leaves and ive seen one black fly under one leaf. I have took some photos of it. If anyone can help me it would be hugely appreciated!!
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