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young cherry tree leaf curl?

Posted by brankulo denver, co (My Page) on
Sat, May 11, 13 at 19:02

i planted this cherry tree (whip) 3 years ago never had any problems with it. this spring right after the leaves appeared they seem to curl, from the search i did it seems it is leaf curl. i did nothing different around the tree so not sure what caused it this spring. possibly different winter weather? my question is, is there something i can do to prevent this happen next year? variety is called lapin. i also have young peach tree that seems to be fine so far, no curling leaves.
any help appreciated.
thanks


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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

More likely to be aphids inside that curled leaf. Take a look.


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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

no, no aphids, just deformed leaves


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any chance of posting images? One of curled leaves and another of what's inside the curl.


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here you go

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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

Thanks for the images. Unfortunately, I've not seen that sort of damage previously. Yes, the leaves are curled, but not due to a cause I know.

Suggest you send the images to your county's Extension Service office. If the damage is environmental -- as in a late cold spell -- or a local disease, they're more than likely to know.

Locate your county's office w/this map:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office


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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

Frost damage?


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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

thanks everyone, now that you mentioned frost damage, that might be possible. i didnt know frost would do this kind of damage. but in last 3 weeks we had pretty hard frost, down to 15F for 2 or three nights and cold days then followed by couple really warm days and than back to freezing again. this cycle happened once a week for past three weeks. when the first cycle happened, i could already see some leaves appearing and flowers too.


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Frost can do similar agenda if it occurs during the time the leaf bud is unfaltering and the leaf is expanding.


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RE: young cherry tree leaf curl?

ok, that must be it then. i assume i do nothing about this right?


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