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What is attacking my fruit trees?

SarangR
Junior Contributor

What is attacking my fruit trees?

Hi Team,

 

Hope someone can assist me with the problem I am currently facing in my garden.

We have some fruit trees ( guava, lemon & orange ) in our backyard and since last week all of them have been attacked by an animal/bug/insect ( not sure ).

 

It is very concerning as everyday it is ruining all my fruit bearing plants.

Seems to be eating all the leaves and breaking the branches as posted in pics

 

Also found some animal droppings near the plant. Not sure which animal though.

Appreciate if someone can provide me with some guidance.

 

Thank you,

Sarang

 

Animal Droppings 1Animal Droppings 1Orange Tree DamageOrange Tree DamageIMG-3223 (1).JPGLemon Tree DamageLemon Tree DamageAnimal Droppings 2Animal Droppings 2Lime TreeLime Tree

 

pstq
Established Contributor

Re: What is attacking my fruit trees?

That's possum poo, but I don't know if they're what ate the leaves.

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SarangR
Junior Contributor

Re: What is attacking my fruit trees?

Thank you for the feedback. 

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picto
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Re: What is attacking my fruit trees?

I agree with @pstq on the possum poo.  I'm not an expert on anything so what I do in my garden is to check for caterpillars on, under, all over (be careful as some are irritating if brushed against).  If I can't see anything I will take several close up photos and see if anything pops up under magnification.

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Jason
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Re: What is attacking my fruit trees?

Hi @SarangR,

 

Sorry to see that your trees have been attacked.

 

You might get some helpful tips in this popular and long-running discussion: Your tips for keeping possums away

 

Let me also tag the wonderful @Noelle and @ChloeThomson for their thoughts.

 

Jason

 

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