The leaves on the weeping cherry in my front yard have turned yellow and are...

Asked July 30, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

The leaves on the weeping cherry in my front yard have turned yellow and are falling off. Upon inspection, there appears to be a brown, raised growth (fungus?) on the back of the leaves. The tree is at least 40 years old and sits on an incline. I'd appreciate advice on how best to address this distress.

Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs cherry trees

1 Response

It is possible you may be referring to cherry shot hole, a fungal disease on the cherry tree. 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.
We are not sure what you are referring to regarding the brown raised growth on the leaves. You do have the option of sending us digital photos for more information.
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