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Chinese Pistache

Posted by Rob34 Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 21:17

I planted a Chinese Pistache tree at the beginning of summer 2013. It is a 15 gallon tree. It was doing well till about 3 weeks ago i noticed the leaves turning yellow and subsequently falling off. The tree is almost bare with a few leaves. When I inspected closely I noticed what seem like furry caterpillars on several branches. I picked off the buggers but not sure about my tree. I have it a raised planter areas with about 3 inches of mulch. Is my tree doomed? thanks for the advise.

on a side note I have a couple of crape myrtles near the CP tree which had aphid infestation and i have since treated and seem to be doing well. not sure if related..

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RE: Chinese Pistache

It's a deciduous tree and will be loosing its leaves soon anyway...if it got stressed it might just have lost them early. A young tree can get stressed easily. It might be just fine once it builds some roots. Not sure if caterpillars had anything to do with it but caterpillar infestations are rare at this time of year.


RE: Chinese Pistache

Rob, it is always helpful to see images, good ones, of the critters. Then, we can make some accurate IDs.

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