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Diseased Horse Chestnut Trees

For the third summer in a row, the leaves of the city’s horse chestnut trees are covered in brown spots and turning brown. In another few weeks they’ll shrivel up, die, and fall prematurely. According to one source, this is caused by the larvae of a leaf miner moth. Others say it’s the heatwave or even salt (although there’s not enough snow in Paris to need lots of salt). Supposedly the trees won’t die, but it sure looks butt ugly.


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  • If it makes you feel any better, the horsechestnut trees here in Michigan look the same. There is some kind of disease they’ve been suceptible to, which does’nt kill them but makes them look like crap by the end of the season. Michigan and Paris, so similar…..