damage to birch tree leaves

Asked July 31, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT

I have a tiny insect that is eating the leaves. Makes them look like lace.

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Japanese beetles cause that kind of damage and they are attracted to birch. It is a favorite food. Be sure the tree gets an inch of water a week until the ground freezes. Keeping it healthy will help it compensate for the damage to its. leaves.