Our Japanese Ornamental Cherry tree has been dropping enormous amounts of...

Asked August 19, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

Our Japanese Ornamental Cherry tree has been dropping enormous amounts of yellow leaves since the end of July. Many of the yellow (and green) leaves have holes in them. Is this some kind of infestation?

Montgomery County Maryland ornamentals leaf spots

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Premature leaf drop on ornamental cherry has been running rampant for the past few weeks. The wet spring and summer has resulted in lots of activity from cherry leaf spot diseases causing early defoliation. Trees should recover as long as the occurrence does not repeat itself several years in succession.Protect ant fungicide sprays applied in early spring after each rain will provide control, however, it may take several spray applications to provide complete control.


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