Flying Black Bugs Eating Leaves On Snowfountains Cherry Tree - Knowledgebase Question

South Plainfield, NJ
Question by kls5746
August 20, 2002
I have a newly planted snowfountains weeping cherry tree that has flying black bugs eating the leaves, I have tried hot pepper spray recommended by a local landscape supplier but that has not worked. It now looks as if some of the leaves are turning yellow and the tree may be dying. What do you think the bugs may be, and how can I get rid of them before they kill the tree?


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2002

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then wait a few hours, then dig down and see how effective your watering was. It can be surprising.

Finally, using several inches of mulch over the root area (do not place it up against the trunk though) can help keep the soil more evenly moist and also keeps down weeds.

If you suspect watering is not the cause of the yellowing, you may want to consult with the nursery where you purchased the tree and/or with your county extension for a more detailed analysis of what is happening. Good luck with your tree! then wait a few hours, then dig down and see how effective your watering was. It can be surprising.

Finally, using several inches of mulch over the root area (do not place it up against the trunk though) can help keep the soil more evenly moist and also keeps down weeds.

If you suspect watering is not the cause of the yellowing, you may want to consult with the nursery where you purchased the tree and/or with your county extension for a more detailed analysis of what is happening. Good luck with your tree!

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