This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent of the Rural New Yorker says:"The Mahaleb stock is peculiarly liable to the attack of a worm at the root, very similar to that infesting the peach tree. Perhaps our entomologists can tell us whether it is the same species".
If there is any insect preying on the Mahaleb stock, it would be worth knowing; but we fancy the insects seen had no connection with the injury. The questions put to the entomologists seem to have been unaccompanied by specimens of the insects.