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Medium_pets_ Hi I have a prunus elvis with has some sort of bug. Just wondering how i can fix this

Hi
I am a twelve year old gardner from melbourne
I have a prunus elvis with has some sort of bug.
The leaves all over the tree have crumpled or curled in,
Just wondering how i can fix this, pictures attached below.
Any help is most appreciated.

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Submitted: 01:56PM, 03 Nov 2014
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