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Hello there
We planted a couple of cherry trees and plum trees in our garden at the end of winter - they are flourishing very nicely but the leaves are being eaten away by something - I have turned the leaves over and cannot see any resident pests - I am assuming they are caterpillars at the feast - do you know a) how I can get rid of them, organically if possible and b) will this leaf destruction do any long term damage to the trees' ability to fruit?
Many thanks in advance



Irregular chunks taken from the edges or even centers of leaves usually does mean caterpillars. As long as the bees are done with the tree, I would spray it with spinosad--assuming that's available in the UK.

28 May, 2010

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