What is killing this tree?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by minix, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Minix,
    If possible..........return to this site or customer's home during the early evening or in the early morning and look at the insect that is feeding on these leaves. Cooler times or when the outside heated temperatures are low is the best time to investigate for the vector.
    Could be Leaf Skeletonizers, Tent Caterpillars,etc. Beetles and Inchworms do the most damage to ornamental trees in the urban setting. The beetles will feed at night while the caterpillar will feed early when the temps are lower.
     
  2. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why these kinda responds? If you dont have anything to help why post dumb ****?
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because it was supposed to help you realize that an answer is not possible with a couple of pics of chewed leaves. Find the culprit in action, snap a pic, then we can talk.
     
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Minix, please give us some more information. What trees? Did this just happen now? Or before? All of a sudden? Over how long a period? And once again, other than the leaves being chewed, are there other signs that the trees are being "killed" ? Trying to help but you aren't helping us help you.
     
  5. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the help the problem is being taken care of today.
     
  6. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    You gonna let us know the result?
     
  7. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sure will I fig it would be better to just contact someone local for help. Thanks gagin for all your help.
     
  8. Indyplower

    Indyplower LawnSite Member
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    In the last picture you show a bag worm.

    you can check at dusk as someone said.

    Or you can pinch the bag worm from the bottom and it will pop out the top, it should look like a caterpillar, either way remove and destroy the sacks, they contain 500-1000 eggs for NEXT YEAR.

    Google bag worms for more info......good luck.

    Mike
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mike, You are late to the party. The OP for some reason didn't get anything out of our attempt to answer and has closed off the discussion as you can read above.
     
  10. Indyplower

    Indyplower LawnSite Member
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    yea, but somebody else might take advantage of it........ no big deal.
     

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