Shot Hole Disease

Look Familiar?

Shot hole, also called Corenyum Blight, is a fungal disease that infects trees by causing lesions on buds, leaves, twigs, and fruit. This fungal disease flourishes during long wet springs, or warm wet winters. During the winter, it grows inside of trees and infects twigs and buds. As the fungus continues to grow, the leaves turn raggedy and fall. As a result, the tree will be unable to perform photosynthesis leaving it stressed to the point where it becomes more susceptible to insect attacks. Since this fungus is very hard to control, the best treatment would be to apply a preventive fungicide.

Take a look at what Kevin Caldwell, Owner of Caldwell Tree Care has to say about treating this issue in this new video.

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2 Responses to Shot Hole Disease

  1. Angela Cummings says:

    I have a weeping cherry tree that is not only suffering from shot hole disease, but a split bark as well. What can I do to get rid of the fungus and stop the bark from splitting even more?

    • Terri says:

      Angela, We would love to set up an appointment with you to have one of our arborists look at your tree. Give us a call or fill out the Contact form.

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