Sick tree?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous / Other' started by Cypress187, May 18, 2017.

  1. There is something going on with the leaves/branch (or soil/roots). It seems the tree has only 1 branch which has 'sick' leaves (deformed), do I need to take action or is it ok? It's a branch I want to remove, so if I can cut it is even better. I don't see any creatures/insects in the tree.

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    Here is a pic of the entire tree:
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    I've cut a few leaves, so that's why they are laying on the ground in the picture.
    Gr, Cyp.
     
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  3. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Cut it!

    Odd.

    Sorce
     
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  4. Lazylightningny

    Lazylightningny Chumono

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    what is this tree?
     
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  5. leatherback

    leatherback Chumono

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    These are mites. Some species of mites affect the leaf fringes, and the leaves respond by changing the growth, curling. This creates spaces for the bugs to hide. Remove affected leaves, spray against mites
     
  6. Dalmat

    Dalmat Shohin

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    If this is olive it is overwatered and/or overfertilized.
     
  7. Vin

    Vin Masterpiece

    @Dalmat Looks like it might be a Tea Olive which is not an actual olive. I have one but have not seen it do what yours is doing.
     
  8. Underdog

    Underdog Chumono

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    I have had some leaf curl on my tropicals. Treated with fungicide which has them improving.
     
  9. Can I cut the whole branch?

    Btw, why can't I see them?
     
  10. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Doesn't seem to be mites. Usually you'll see webbing at least.

    I got some type of real thin yellow scale on my lemon.

    Hard to find. Same leaf look.

    Is it only one branch?

    Sorce
     
  11. I found 1 leaf with a web, and I think a tiny dead insect (maybe white spots/stripe on his back, it's very tiny), it's mainly on 1 branch and about 10 leaves in total. It's looks abandoned with only some leaf damage (yellowy/brown spots and dents). I have sprayed for other insects a few weeks ago, so maybe they are already dead.

    How bad would it be to just wait, and how bad would it be to cut the branch and all the affected leaves?
     
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  12. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    I'm. A cut now ask Questions Later type..
    Wjjen. It. Comes. To pests.

    Sorce
     
  13. leatherback

    leatherback Chumono

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    It is NOT s[[ider mites. It is leave edge curl mite.

    Do a gooogle images search for (Species) curl mite.

    The images in the OP are gone, so not sure which plant it was. These mites are tiny. I did not have a lot of doubt. I am pretty sure about this.
     
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  14. Here is the damage:

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  15. Is this him?

    wcmcloseup.jpg

    So (we) are cutting it out right?And all the leaves.
     

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