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19/05/2014 at 18:26

What's happened to my June Berry (Saskatoon)?  Planted it last summer and it seemed to take OK, dropped leaves and this year new buds appeared - but never opened.  It was protected with a plastic sleeve against rabbits.  I decided to move it, but when I dug it up, everything below about an inch under the ground had been eaten away, leaving a rounded hard stem.  I asked the sellers and they suggested grubs in the ground, but I cannot see anything.  Any ideas, people?  And will it happen again.

20/05/2014 at 21:06

checked a book i have and it says possible woodlouse damage 


25/05/2014 at 19:47

Thanks, I think it must be something like that. Have never had this happen before, and other trees in the same row seem untouched.  Oh well!

25/05/2014 at 20:47

Woodlice only eat decaying matter - they don't have strong mouthparts - they couldn't eat roots away to a stump - they'd only hoover up other critters' leavings. 

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