What's causing holes in leaves on tree(not sure what type of tree it is)

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Trying to figure out what is causing these holes in the leaves on all of our trees in backyard, not sure what type of tree it is either.. any help for be awesome .. don't want to loose these tree as they create shade for our kids sandbox
 

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KTSmith

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Welcome to the Buzz!
The first step for an effective diagnosis or evaluation of a pest or disease problem is to know the affected tree species.
The second step is to have some observations over time as the course of the disease or symptom expression can often lead to a proper diagnosis.
Lacking those two initial steps, I'll offer that that symptom is the result of a "leaf skeletonizer", a not very restrictive term, and caused by several very different sorts of insects with possibly very different control strategies.
All of that being said, I'll very tentatively suggest that given the scalloping of the leaf margin, you have an elm or closely related woody plant. The most prominent skeletonizer of elm that I know is the elm leaf beetle. The pattern of skeletonization can vary between and within pest species and affected hosts, but that is a place to start.
So that is just a suggestion based on inadequate information.
 

JD3000

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Elm chewer of some type...Kevin mentioned one and this year has had more Japanese beetles than in many a year in my area. All depends on what critters are in your town this year.
 

KTSmith

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#5
You bet JD, Japanese beetles could do the same. I'd reckon that if those are backyard trees, the HO/OP would have seen them, but best not to assume too much!
 
#7
Trees are the best creation of Nature. It's almost everyone's duty to protect them and save them in order to get fresh oxygen, Shade, and fruits too. It's so amazing to know that you have shown very much concern towards the trees that are getting affected. Nobody wants to lose trees either. As I came to know that Termite Control Rocklin CA professionals they first inspect what is causing damage to trees and if it looks like Pest they deal with various methods such as orange oil Treatment.
 
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