Choke Cherry Trees
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CHOKE CHERRY TREE

Zone Bowling Green, ky | Beverly Lents added on May 9, 2018 | Answered

We have two choke cherry trees in our back yard and they are the only trees we have in the back. As soon as the trees put on leaves they start falling to the ground. We have leaves on the ground all summer. Such a problem. What causes this to happen and how can we correct the problem? We live in Kentucky.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 9, 2018

Numerous insects attack grapevine leaves, including leafhoppers, spider mites and skeletonizers. Severe spider mite infestations turn entire leaves bronze or yellow, while large leafhopper populations cause premature leaf drop. Manage both of these pests with insecticidal soap, taking care to thoroughly spray the undersides of leaves. Western grapeleaf skeletonizer moth larvae start feeding on foliage as soon as they hatch. The small pests continue feeding on leaf tissue until just the large veins remain. Vine defoliation typically occurs around midsummer, leaving the fruit susceptible to sunburn. Treat skeletonizer pests with a commercial spray that contains spinosad.

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