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Old 05-04-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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I have a weeping cherry which I planted about 6 weeks ago. Its showing some damage in its leaves, a few holes and a few of them have brown spots in them. Do you think its a serious problem? Is there anything I can do about it?

Here's a few pics:







And this is the tree itself, which looks healthy overall, its just that the leaves do show some potential signs of trouble which have me a little worried:



Thanks for your advice!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Leaf spots. There are chemical fungicides for the usual cherry leaf spots.
It can be a serious problem if you consider a tree with very few leaves to be a serious problem. But that's life with Prunus.

Have any dogs been peeing on it?
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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I don't have any dogs, so I don't think so. I'll look into cherry leaf spots and see if I can find the right fungicide. Thanks for your post cittic10, you're always so helpful.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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You're welcome.
The dogs wouldn't have anything to do with the leaf spots, I just asked because it looked like the bottom of the trunk had been peed on and also the grass around the planting hole looked so lush and green.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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Oh that's just my horrible gardening skills. The yellowish stuff is dead grass which accumulated there after I mowed the lawn. And it looks peed on because I watered the tree before taking the picture. :P

Nice observation skills!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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The tree looks planted a little low. Also pull that dead grass at least six inches away from the trunk.

It could be leaf spot but doesnt look like it. See how the tips are burned and curled. Shock, wind and sun can do that. I suspect this tree was grown under shade as are most and is now adjusting.
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