Leaves dropping from Cherry Tree.

mebh O\’Brien asked 13 years ago

Our 35-year old winter flowering cherry tree is looking very sparse, and is dropping leaves.There are also holes in most of the leaves. I have mulched and watered it a few weeks ago, but the leaves are still dropping. As it is in a very important location for us, we are worried that it may have reached the end of it’s life. Please can you advise?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Cheery trees of this age often are affected by bacterial canker, silver leaf or blossom wilt disease, the first and last causing the ‘shot-hole’ effect on the leaves.

These diseases can cause die-back of branches and eventually kill the tree, but sometimes a tree rallies and lasts for a time. Is it get too unsightly, remove it.