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Desert winds can shred peach tree leaves

Question: I hope you can help with a small problem with our dwarf peach tree. Something is shredding the leaves, and I cannot see anything after a close inspection. Could this be a nocturnal pest?

We have a lot of wind damage right now, and that does shred leaves. The only other nocturnal insect might be root weevils (which I have never seen on peach), which notch the edge of the leaf, not shred it.

My best guess would be wind damage and not to worry about it. If you sent me a picture of the leaf, I could tell better. You will be able to see the difference on my blog.

Bob Morris is a professor emeritus in horticulture with the University of Nevada and can be reached at extremehort@aol.com. Visit his blog at
xtremehorticulture.blogspot.com.

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