wilting leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Olmsted Twp., Oh
Question by ward44138
July 3, 2010
I planted a 4-in-1 cherry tree. Followed the planting instructions.The soil is wet , but not soaked to the point of over-watered. After about 2 months , the tree started getting japanese beetles. I used an insecticide powder (safe for fruit trees) , but it didn't help. Now the leaves are wilting. I have 3 other fruit trees that are not showing the same problem. What could be wrong?


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Answer from NGA
July 3, 2010

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Your tree might still be suffering from transplant shock and only time will help it establish. The beetle attack probably didn't help it either! I'd continue to water on a regular basis and just let the tree recover from the double whammy. As soon as the roots are well established it should perk up. Hope it's soon!

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