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Q.Birch Tree Miner? Drought? Please Advise?

Zone SL5 8NN | lynda flower-williams added on June 8, 2023 | Answered

My small birch tree in a large pot has suddenly got some brown and partially brown crispy leaves, and other leaves that are strangely dotted. It was infested with white fly so I soaked all the leaves with soapy water. this happened immediately after. Did I do a bad thing, or is it some kind of coincidental virus nothing to do with the soapy water. Thankyou to whoever can offer me advice. (my entire garden seems to be being consumed by different things at the moment!

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Answered on June 8, 2023

This is, likely, a combination of all of the stress that your tree is experiencing. Generally, the best way to getting rid of whiteflies will be beneficial insects. This article will help:


It is recommended NOT to treat whiteflies using chemical methods, since they are resistant to most. This article will offer more information on getting rid of these pests, naturally:


This collection of articles will help you to care for your Birch tree:


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