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Geiger Tree Damage 101

Links have been updated in this article from 2008. The Geiger trees are blooming and the insects are with us.

Several times a year an insect comes along and feeds on the Orange Geiger Tree, Cordia sebestena.
Not much seems to bother the , Orange Geiger tree with the exception being the Geiger Tortoise Beetle, (Eurapepla calochroma). This beetle is a common occurrence and although unsightly it will not kill the tree. Chemical control is rarely warranted.

 

For more information about the Geiger Beetle and Geiger Tree visit the web sites below.

Photo credit: Kim Gabel, Edie Kehoe