Cherry Tree problem

Asked July 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Please identify what is happening to leaves and what can be done.

Alpena County Michigan

1 Response

Hmmmmm.... I think that those are galls on the leaves. Is it happening on many leaves or just a few? What kind of cherry tree is it? I have never seen this issue in commercial cherries, but I think that the galls are harmless unless they are on the whole tree and you have no good leaves. Galls are often caused by arthropods, and this one is probably an eriophyid mite.