falling leaves on a new lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

glendale, Ar
Question by far2523
February 22, 2011
it appears as though something is snipping off the leaves of my newly planted lemon tree. can you please help me? thank you

Answer from NGA
February 22, 2011


I can't really tell what might be attacking the leaves of your tree without seeing it. If it's a new tree, it may be dropping leaves in response to transplant stress. If so, you'll see new growth soon. If you can tell that something is actually cutting the leaves, I wonder if leafcutter bees are active in your garden? They typically cut half-moon shaped pieces out of tender new leaves. Another possibility is that caterpillars may be munching on the leaves, especially if only part of a leaf is missing. I hope you can figure out just what's going on with your tree!

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