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Old October 29th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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I have a weeping cherry tree that is about 3 yrs old and it is fall now and the leaves look like they are all curled up and dead. Is this natural or is there something wrong with my tree? They aren't falling off or anything so I'm not sure. People keep asking me if it's dying but it seems to always do go in the spring and summer. It gets water everyother day on a drip system that was proffesionaly done. Maybe it's getting to much water. The soil looks damp not dry. Thank you for the help.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 11:57 PM
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Re: weeping cherry tree leaves curling

Show samples of affected parts to local source of guidance, like extension office volunteer (Master Gardener) in USA or in-house expert at full service garden center.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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Re: weeping cherry tree leaves curling

I agree. It would be difficult to pinpoint the problem without more description, and perhaps some pictures. Is it an inherent disease on the tree or the growing conditions? TreeHelp.com has an excellent summary of the types of diseases that afflict cherry trees. The two diseases that cause leaf symptoms like yours are black aphids and scales. But fungal diseases are also possibilities. But going back to your description of the soil, poor drainage and waterlogging is always a potential problem. In addition, soil that gets well irrigated on a frequent basis can become depleted of nutrients and essential minerals.

You would need to approach it like a meticulous diagnostician. Start with the leaves, examine them carefully. Look for things that shouldn't be there. What are the leaves like in the spring when they unfurl? And what happens to them through the summer? What are the twigs, and branches like? Are there any swellings that shouldn't be there? Dig a samples of soil at various depth, preferrable on the non-irrigated days, give it a good squeeze or the day after rain. Are you able to squeeze drops of water out of it? And consider having the soil tested if everything else appears in order.
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