Can you tell me what is wrong with my dogwood tree and what can I do to help it?

Asked August 21, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

This dogwood is not thriving. The top of the leaves look OK but on the underside leaves, half of the leaf, divided down the center, look pinkish red and have brown spots on them. The tips of the leaves are all brown dead and curled. I spotted a leaf that appeared unaffected on the underside, but then I found these eggs on the top. Can you tell me what is wrong with my dogwood tree and what can I do to help it?

Emmet County Michigan

1 Response

The spots may be dogwood anthracnose which is a very common disease of dogwood. The eggs are most likely moth eggs of some kind.

We would need to see a leaf sample to diagnose the leaf spot. You can send us a sample if you like. The cost would be $20.

See http://pestid.msu.edu/.