Something is eating the leafs of my plum tree.

Discussion in 'Organic Gardening' started by GerMex, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. GerMex


    Jun 3, 2018
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    Hello everyone!

    I have a little tree in my garden (I've been told it's a plum tree) and since a few weeks I'm noticing that the leafs are in pretty bad shape, like something is eating them, but today I checked them closely and I couldn't find any insects besides ONE microscopic green caterpillar. I've been reading that in this case it could be birds and that a net would help. Since the tree is pretty small I'm gonna try that, but I was wondering if there is some kind of natural "home remedy" I could spray the leafs with just in case.

    Thank you!

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    GerMex, Jun 3, 2018
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  2. GerMex


    Feb 2, 2014
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    Tarpley Tx
    You need to spray the tree with either a spinosad based insect/worm killer or a Bt (Bacillus thuringensis) worm killer. They are both organic and are harmless to people and pets. There is no effective home remedy for worms/caterpillars.
    Chuck, Jun 3, 2018
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