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Help please with my diseased tree

my tree has developed a rather nasty disease.  I am taking off branches with the diseased leaves on - is this enough?  will the trunk survive?   Can anyone help?

thank you (Trainee gardener)imageimageimage


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    it looks like it has been  infested with some type of insect rather than a disease, i'm not sure what but someone else will be along to tell you :)

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Certainly looks like it Sanjy, perhaps leaf miners

  • Juliet5Juliet5 Posts: 5

    Thank you both

  • Juliet5Juliet5 Posts: 5

    It may also be worth mentioning it now smells quite bad.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    It has the look of damage by the viburnhams beetle and its larvea. Can you post a picture of some healthy leaves?

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    A strong possibility Dave given the smell! image

  • Juliet5Juliet5 Posts: 5

    Thanks Dave, here are the healthiest leaves I could find:  imageimageimage

  • It looks very much like the damage to a viburnum in our garden, when you get very close you can see dozens of tiny caterpillars munching away. The only remedy is to spray and/or cut away all the damaged leaves.

  • Juliet5Juliet5 Posts: 5

    Thank you John, I'm currently cutting it right back, then I'm going to spray whats left and keep it all crossed.  

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