Poplar > Trunk/Branches > Branches misshapen or crooked
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Venturia shoot blight (Scab)
- Infected shoots droop, wither resembling a Shepard's crook
- Affected areas leaves and petioles turn black
- Leaves become brittle and fall off
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Poplar and willow borer
- Trunks become crooked and misshapened with openings in bark
- Random sucker growth along deformed
- Frass pushed out of openings in wood; sap seeps from openings
- Damage most common on young trees and willow species; quaking aspen are not affected
- Larvae are C-shaped, cream-colored and approx. ¼ inch long
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- Twig bulges or becomes round where longhorned beetle larvae are feeding
- Branch tips die and/or break over above the gall
- Fully grown larvae are up to 1" long, creamy-white and legless
- Common on quaking aspen
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