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23/08/2013 at 10:42

I have a cherry tree which I planted out, into a large wooden planter, earlier this year when the extreme cold had eventually ceased!  It has produced quite a lot of foliage but I have recently noticed many of the leaves have brown threads all over them - just as if a child has had fun with a brown crayon.  Does onyone know what this is and how I can treat it?

23/08/2013 at 11:53

Do you have a photo, Ruth? It might be leaf miners burrowing around inside the leaves.

23/08/2013 at 15:13

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29788.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 I also have found some 'drawings' like this on my apple tree!!

23/08/2013 at 15:18

It looks like leaf miners. They are little grubs that eat out the central layer of leaves. They don't do much damage, just make these unsightly marks.

23/08/2013 at 16:35

Thanks for that information - I can at least look forward to some lovely fruit next year!!

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