What's eating my navel leaves?

factedDecember 26, 2012

I planted this tree in a sunny spot about a year ago. It's been doing pretty well overall, but over the last few months I've had my leaves start looking like this. I've looked for catepillars and other pests on the underside of leaves and haven't found anything.

The tree has recently started to flower (first time), but I'm getting concerned about this leaf pattern which is on about 30-50% of the tree. Any thoughts? Any suggestions for pesticides (prefer natural remedies).


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Root weevils. Adults feed on leaves during the daytime, youngsters are in the soil and feed on roots as well as the trunk just under the soil surface.

The damage in the picture is old.

Contact your county's Extension Service office to learn which kind you have, time of year they are active, and how to manage them.

Locate your office w/ this map http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

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