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Willow Insects & Diseases


Willow Galls Willow Galls
The pussy willow is a very interesting ornamental plant that is enjoyed for its early spring flowers. However, owners of these plants frequently become alarmed at the sight of strange-looking growths on the twigs and leaves. Most of these unusual growths are called galls. These and other galls are formed on all the willows.

Imported Willow Leaf Beetle Imported Willow Leaf Beetle
The larvae of the imported willow leaf beetle skeletonize the underside of the leaves in feeding. The adults chew holes in the leaves, but the total area consumed is less than larvae. Trees can be turned completely brown from severe populations. Damaging stages - larvae primarily and adults.