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Disease? Help please Young cherry tree -

Can anyone please tell me what is causing this problem on the leaves. Just planted cherry tree.

many thanks in advance for advice
David

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,358
    Hi David and welcome to the forum  :)

    That's just a bit of insect damage ... some sort of leaf-miner ... perfectly normal for this time of year ... wildlife and weather all take their toll ... nothing to worry about now ... it won't have an impact on the health of your tree ... the leaves will soon be changing colour and falling. 🍂
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you - 
    BTW I love your Winnie the Poo quote.
    where I am is Certainly lost
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,159
    I think there's a leaf miner specific to cherries/plums etc
    I seem to remember someone mentioning it on a thread recently - maybe @BobTheGardener  :)
    They're not really too problematic. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,358
    Thank you - 
    BTW I love your Winnie the Poo quote.
    where I am is Certainly lost
    Think most of the world is at the moment 😨

    Hey ho, there's always gardening 🌱🌻🌳
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    edited September 2021
    Yep, leaf miners only cause aesthetic damage and don't affect the fruit.  With all fruit trees, it's a good idea to remove all fallen leaves when the tree goes dormant and either burn them or dispose with garden waste (don't compost) as many pests overwinter in the leaf-litter beneath the tree.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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