1manda1
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japanese beetle problem

I am having a horrible time keeping these beetles off my sandcherry tree. I keep taking them off, but should I cut back the leaves they have eaten? I read that as they eat the plant gives off an odor that attracts more beetles to the food source. Does this sound right? If so, I should cut off all the leaves they've eaten (which is alot!)

Thanks for any advice.

Amanda

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JB problem

Hi Amanda...if your not hung up on organic practices...you will find some excellent sprays that will take care of your JB problem. If used properly it won't kill you or your tree. Franklin

1manda1
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I used Sevin to help get rid of them, my question was if I needed to prune the parts of the tree that were badly destroyed by the bettles. I don't know if I should cut them or not.

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JB's

Hello...if it were me I would leave things as they are. New leaves should start to grow back...and if not now then they should the next growing cycle...Franklin

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