How to correct a problem with my Service berry trees.

Asked July 9, 2020, 1:16 PM EDT

Have had my trees for 14 years. Last year I noticed some leaves yellow and dropped early. This year the problem is worse. The berries were smaller this year and were dry inside. Why and what can I do so I don't lose the trees?

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

Serviceberries are susceptible to some leaf diseases but we can't see definitive evidence of any of them in the photos. This may be because none is present or because the photos aren't sharp enough to disclose the symptoms.

Because it's difficult to evaluate tree health by viewing photos, we recommend asking a certified arborist to assess the trees' condition onsite. If you decide to do that, this information may be useful:

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