apple tree dried and curled leaves

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William Poland asked 11 years ago

I have a cooking apple tree which has had curled and dried out looking leaves for the past few years, It also has lines running across the leaves. However i have always had a very good crop of apples. Is there anything i can do to prevent it this year.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The lines in the apple leaves are caused by the apple leaf miner, an insignificant pest that causes little harm tot he trees. The miner is the tiny larva of a small moth which feeds in the leaf between the upper and lower surfaces.

You could spray with a systemic insecticide when you see the first lines but it is not necessary.