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What's eating the leaves of my tahitian lime and valencia orange trees?

This is particularly noticeable at the top of the tree. No pest is visible.

Fruit and Citrus • Pests

Dear Jeanette,

It is a pity the leaves on your lime and orange trees are being eaten. The fact that the leaves which have been eaten are more noticeable at the top of the tree indicates that it could be an animal of some kind - possibly possums. If it were a caterpillar you would notice that all leaves, not only those at the top of the tree, would show this damage. It may be necessary to cover your tree with a net to deter unwanted visitors and give your tree a chance to put on some new growth for the coming season. Yates has a wonderful new product available - Yates Possum Repellent Spray helps protect your precious plants by deterring possums from browsing on sprayed plants.
Contains a special combination of ingredients that help reduce possums browsing on plants.
Lasts for up to 7 days or more with regular re-treatment.
Can be used on ornamental and edible plants and has only a 1 day withholding period.
The formulation was developed by Professor Lynne Selwood and is protected by a patent granted to the University of Melbourne.



Answered: 2 Aug, 2011

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