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We planted a few apple trees this year back in April. They were replacing some young apple trees that had been completely destroyed by the deer a few years back. This time, we used those 4 foot plastic tubes to put around the trunk of the tree. They were doing excellent with almost 20" of new growth since we planted them in April. Unfortunately, the Japanese beetles got to them. We sprayed them down as soon as we noticed the problem, but now the trees don't look too healthy. A lot of leaves are misssing.

Is there anything I can do to help the situation?

Thanks!
 

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i would prune of some of the areas that were completely stripped, will be less tree to use what energy is stored come spring.
 

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Our apples were stripped by tent caterpillers in June. They are now releafing and doing well. These were planted in 2004 tho, so, they have better root systems.
 
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