Cherry Trees

Cherry Tree…No Fruit and Leaves

Anonymous added on May 22, 2016 | Answered

The leaves have a black substance like eggs and a lot of ants on the tree.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 23, 2016

The black substance is sooty mold which is a type of mold that grows in the honeydew secreted by aphids. Wherever you have aphids you typically have ants because ants and aphids have a mutually beneficial relationship. Ants protect aphids in return for honeydew.

Here are some articles on sooty mold and aphids that will provide you with more information, including a course of treatment:

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Cherry Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.