River birch leaves being eaten

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Date Photo Taken: 09/30/2013
Location: Newnan, GA
Posted By: tom terrific

Notes:

About a week ago I noticed the leaves being stripped to the ribs. This is spreading quickly on this tree. I see no webs and only a few caterpillars, not enough for this amount of damage. I can here small pellets, grains dropping. It sounds like a light rain. The damage is happening so fast that I am concerned about the long term health of this tree

COMMENTS

  1. bullfroghollow Unregistered says:

    Lot’s of caterpillars this year eating up the trees. In most cases they don’t hurt anything.

    Your problem might be this one.
    http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/river-birch-sawfly/

    October 15th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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