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Old 07-05-2009, 03:21 PM
Location: Branson Area
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Any idea what types of Landscape trees Japanese beetles do NOT like? My poor ash tree has been devastated two years in a row along with a couple of other "unknown" types.

I spray with Sevin and it minimizes their damage for a week or so and then their back. My bug guy sprayed last week and it slowed them for a few days and now they are back yet again.

Any idea what trees these things dislike? And what kills 'em....or discourages them for the season. It's not sevin I know.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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They love Japanese and Norway maple, birch and pin oak, sycamore, plums, elm and cherry trees, rose, willows, lindens and Virginia creeper.

Roses, crepe myrtle, grapes and the Japanese maple apparently taste like steak to them.

Maybe this will help: Mississippi State University Extension Service has a publication guide for selecting landscape and garden plants based on susceptibility to adult Japanese beetles. Get this publication online at http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2333.pdf (broken link) or contact the Greene County University of Missouri Extension Center at (417) 862-9284.

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