Cherry trees leaves dropping. It happened couple years ago and I was told it...

Asked July 26, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Cherry trees leaves dropping. It happened couple years ago and I was told it was due to too much rain. This year however, is much worse, it is like Autumn and more than half of the leaves have dropped. they also have numerous holes, like eaten by some insect, but round

Baltimore County Maryland trees and shrubs possible cherry leaf spot cherry trees

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It is possible you may be referring to cherry shot hole, a fungal disease. You may notice yellow leaves with reddish brown spots. The fungus overwinters on fallen leaves, and good control can be achieved by raking and removing all cherry leaves from the planting area. No chemical control is recommended.
You do have the option of sending us digital photos for more information.
mh

This looks like cherry shot hole, a fungal disease. See above.
mh