Drooping Buckeye Leaves

It’s Not Freeze/Frost Damage

There have been numerous reports thus far this season of damage to trees and shrubs attributed to the deep diving temperatures that occurred in December during Christmas week. However, wilted, darkened buckeye (Aesculus glabra) leaves appearing randomly among healthy leaves isn’t winter injury; it’s the handiwork of the Buckeye Petiole Borer (Zeiraphera claypoleana, family Tortricidae).

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