Something is eating my peach tree

Asked June 15, 2020, 1:04 PM EDT

Any idea what is eating the leaves on my peach tree? It is 3 years old and I've had pretty good yield from it last year. There are plenty of peaches growing for this year. My 2 year old wheeping cherry seems to have the same snacking on its leaves too. It is located about 10 feet away from the peach.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

I believe you are seeing symptoms of leaf spot, which is a disease caused by a fungus. Small areas of the leaf are infected, then that tissue dies and falls out leaving the characteristic "shothole" pattern. Below is a link to shothole management information for peach. Note shothole is an issue in cherry as well and I included a link to shothole management for cherry from the PNW Disease Management Handbook where you can see a better photo of leaf symptoms.


https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/cherry-prunus-spp-shothole