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Birch tree eaves being eaten

My daughter recently moved into a new house, the builders planted a Betula Utilis birch tree in the front garden, The leaves appear to have been eaten from the inside leaving a lace like pattern, does anybody have any ideas as to what pest this is and how to stop it ie systemic insecticide etc and what make/type

Regards
ColinA

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545
    Well, there’s an “l” gone from one of the leaves anyway.😁

    Leaf miners are what is doing it. Don’t worry, all quite normal and natural.  There’s a different leaf miner for different plants.

    The tree will recover without any need for action on your part.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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