Go figure, this is actually a honeycrisp! I have confirmed that it is Japanese Beetles, I saw a ton of them congregating there the other day. Should I plant the milkweed away from the tree, so that it acts as a trap for the beetles? And then just collect and kill them? If I plant it too close will it attract more of them? Out of curiosity are there any natural predators of these beetles? Will ducks/chickens eat them if fed to?
Thanks for all your responses!