Japanese cherry shot hole diagnoisis?

Asked August 19, 2019, 5:12 PM EDT

Hello, Our once lovely Japanese Cherry Trees have become infected with a possible shot hole disease, as the leaves are turning yellow and falling early in the summer. The leaves also are covered in perfectly formed holes, similar in size, and look like a bb hole. I have read that if this is the diagnosis, that we need to know if it is caused by a bacterium or a fungus. We wouldn't mind treating ourselves if that is possible. Any advise is appreciated and thank you for your services.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

The tree looks like it was subject to cherry shot hole.
It is up to you if you want to spray. You will not be able to tackle this yourself.

If you want to spray, you will have to hire a licensed tree company that will spray with products that covers both issues. This is not practical as it is by your pool and cherry shot hole does not kill the trees. Here is more about it https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/cherry-shot-hole-flowering-cherries