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Can anyone identify these.

Posted by sindaear Zone 3 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 19:11

I've got what appear to be some kind of eggs all over a tree in my backyard. I haven't been able to see the insect once it hatches though. The tree looks terrible. The leaves are all curling up and dying, and I think these insects are the cause. Any ideas what they might be and a way to eliminate them?

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RE: Can anyone identify these.

Not insect eggs but leaf galls. Leaf galls are caused by insects ( of various kinds) but are not considered to cause much of anything but aesthetic damage.

RE: Can anyone identify these.

what she said...

and note... 99% of that leaf surface is intact.. and doing its job... but for you yanking them off the tree.. lol ....

the only one severely impacted.. is you ...

and unless i am mistaken.. are you aware.. you show ONLY 2 leaves .... i am pretty sure those are what is called compound leave ... JUST 2


RE: Can anyone identify these.

Definitely leaf gall. I had a similiar problem a few years back and applied Hi-Yield Di-Syston Systemic Insecticide Granules all around the base of the tree and thoroughly watered it in as directed. It worked wonderfully and Ive yet to have a repeat of new gall.
Just exercise caution and not let children or pets on the treated area for several days until the granules are completely dissolved with several waterings.

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