Reply to post by Robert Cousins, on May 04, 2003 at 19:00:21:
Not knowing where you are located, what species of plant you have, and other factors, it is hard to give specific advice. The link below may offer you some clues. Usually it is best to get a qualified plant expert on site to evaluate the problem. The insect may be a scale. If you do an Internet search for the species of cedar you have, including insect pests, you might get some very good information in the results.