Cherry Shot Hole Diseases

Cherry Shot Hole Diseases

Every year around this time all of the various cultivars of flowering cherries in the landscape look their best and people are happy to talk about how beautiful spring is. Unfortunately, there are many problems that are common with Cherry Trees. The assortment of problems includes Insects, pest and diseases.

Flowering cherry trees with severe leaf spots, yellowing leaves and early defoliation are very common foliar diseases. They’re collectively called “Shot-Hole Diseases” because of the holes left behind after the infected spots fall out.  Foliar symptoms begin as brown or reddish-brown leaf spots. Management of “Shot-Hole diseases in the landscape can be very difficult. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact a SavATree arborist today.