Redbud tree, curly leaf problem

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  1. Maja Leftbrow

    Maja Leftbrow New Member

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    Cincinnati, OH
    Please help us identify the problem with our redbud trees!

    We planted some redbud saplings in the back of our yard two years ago. They have been attacked by deer, rabbits, and now some sort of insect and/or disease.

    If you zoom in on the first two photos, you can see two different insects. The first is some sort of black insect, and the second is some small green insects. Are these the culprits?

    thank you for the help!

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    The mottling looks like a viral attack to me, but that's not much help even if I'm right. If no one answers here with certainty, I suggest contacting OSU extension, maybe there is some local expertise or maybe it is a local outbreak: Ask an Expert | OSU Extension

    If you do go that route and they answer it, please let us know.

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