Linden AFTER Japanesse Beetle
What is the best thing to do for my linden tree, that has been attacked and frankly almost defoliated top 1/3 by Japanese Beetles, Significantly eaten the middle section. We have been spraying every other day to stop any new beetles but what can I do to encourage the tree to survive? I've enclosed three photos. I saved this tree once before--when it was much smaller--now there are more untouched leaves. I look forward to your
Hennepin County Minnesota
as long as tree is healthy (which it appears from picture), it should reflush and will survive. it is "weakened" by the summer defoliation, but with enough growth in spring/fall (when beetles not munching), it should be able to sustain itself.
Do you advise extra fertilizer?
According to Dr. Fraedrich
we're probably a little late in the season to worry with fertilization. Wait until dormant season (if at all).
"If a tree is defoliated, watering during dry