Leaf/tree death

Asked July 14, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT

We are having issues with leaf and tree loss on our farm. I am not sure what type of tree this is, maybe birch? Please advise on what we can do. Thank you.

Chesapeake Virginia

1 Response

From the picture the plant looks like an Aspen/poplar and the disease may be a fungal leaf spot possibly Marssonina Leaf Spot. Here is a link to some more information. http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/aspen-and-poplar-leaf-spots-2-920/

You can bring a sample of the leaf to our office at 310 Shea Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322 and we can send live tissue off to the lab for positive identification and recommendations.