tree disease

Asked August 15, 2019, 10:14 AM EDT

We don't know the kind of tree this is. (We just bought this 35 year old property 2 years ago.) In the spring the tree was well and healthy and had pink flowers . Now the tree has very few leaves. Sending 1 photo of tree in spring and other photos of the tree now.

Alpena County Michigan

11 Responses

Determining the identity of the tree is essential to diagnosing the problem. I suspect that it is an ornamental crabapple or other rosaceous tree (plum or cherry). The symptoms you describe are very typical of fungal diseases that affect these types of trees in the landscape. Unfortunately, the photos are not high enough resolution for me to differentiate which of the many diseases it could be. If it is a crabapple, the most likely disease is apple scab. Apple scab causes velvety olive-green spots on the leaves.
Read the description of apple scab on this website and let me know if what you are seeing matches that description:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/apple_scab

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year

Thank you so much. Will be ready to treat the tree in the spring of next year