What is eating my apple tree?

casaramJuly 16, 2013

I planted some apple trees from 2-3 yr old nursery stock for the first time this spring. They are mulched beyond the drip line, and I've been making sure they get about 2-5 gallons of water/week. They were doing ok, but recently I'm starting to see what looks like something eating away at the leaves (see example http://i.imgur.com/poJ3nG2.jpg). The month of June and beginning of July was quite wet/rainy. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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megamav(5a - NY)

Japanese Beetle.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:40AM
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curtis(5)

there are a couple threads on dealing with Japaneses beetles. You need to do something, they can damage a big % of a young tree and bring it to a stand still for the year.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:50AM
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