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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Zone 5b)
PeteMoss
Jun 25, 2018 5:46 PM CST
I'm not sure what type of tree this is. It has little berries. The leaves haven't come in yet. Upon further inspection, it looks like it has a fungus problem. I attached several photos. What can I do about this? Is there some sort of spray I can apply? Will the tree survive?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2018 6:35 PM CST
The little round greenish things in the bottom of photo 2 and in the last photo are lichen, proving that you live in an area that is moist and cool. They will not damage your tree - I've always wished I lived in an area where my trees and rocks would grow lichens but, the desert is not the place.

Is there also something fuzzy on the bottoms of the emerging leaves? That might be a fungus caused by the same cool damp weather. You can spray it with a fungicide (if its there). Or wait for the heat of summer.
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sooby
Jun 25, 2018 6:41 PM CST
Maybe it has been cooler and damper in Montreal, which is a couple of hours drive from where I am, but that tree is awfully late leafing out, if it is actually still alive. We're past lilac bloom and into roses flowering here now, first cut of hay off etc.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Those do look like emerging leaves.... unless they are frozen in time and now just crispy petrified leaves.

@PeteMoss - soft and supple or crispy and crumbly?
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Zone 5b)
PeteMoss
Jun 25, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Something's definitely up with it. By this time of the year it's all leafed out. Now the few leaves have a silk-like fuzzy covering. That green stuff looks like fungus.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Go out and feel the leaves. Dead and crispy or alive and waiting...

Edited to add: Take you flashlight.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 25, 2018 6:47 PM CST
It's still light here right now Smiling One of the advantages of living in the north.
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2018 7:48 PM CST
oh, yeah! I do remember that. I am used to eating dinner at sunset and it kept happening at 11 pm! Rolling on the floor laughing
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ctcarol
Jun 25, 2018 8:14 PM CST
I can live with the long evenings. It's that 5:15 am wake up that does me in. Hilarious!
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Zone 5b)
PeteMoss
Jun 26, 2018 6:32 AM CST
DaisyI said:Go out and feel the leaves. Dead and crispy or alive and waiting...


The leaves that are there seem to be alive. The top of the leaves are green. It's just the underside that has the fungus.
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DaisyI
Jun 26, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Maybe the underside of the leaves are supposed to look that way? We haven't determined what kind of tree it is yet.
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Zone 5b)
PeteMoss
Jun 26, 2018 11:17 AM CST
DaisyI said:Maybe the underside of the leaves are supposed to look that way? We haven't determined what kind of tree it is yet.


No. You can see the silk-like covering. The leaves are normally green top and bottom.
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DaisyI
Jun 26, 2018 11:45 AM CST
The thing in your last photo is a lichen and not harming your tree. My only thought is to spray with something like Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Disease & Mite Control because than all the bases are covered, no matter what.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 26, 2018 1:46 PM CST
DaisyI said:The thing in your last photo is a lichen and not harming your tree. My only thought is to spray with something like Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Disease & Mite Control because than all the bases are covered, no matter what.


I don't think the Bayer is available in Quebec. I believe imidacloprid has been banned for homeowner use in that province. It's not allowed here in Ontario.

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