young cherry tree leaf curl?

brankuloMay 11, 2013

i planted this cherry tree (whip) 3 years ago never had any problems with it. this spring right after the leaves appeared they seem to curl, from the search i did it seems it is leaf curl. i did nothing different around the tree so not sure what caused it this spring. possibly different winter weather? my question is, is there something i can do to prevent this happen next year? variety is called lapin. i also have young peach tree that seems to be fine so far, no curling leaves.
any help appreciated.
thanks

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

More likely to be aphids inside that curled leaf. Take a look.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 8:03PM
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brankulo

no, no aphids, just deformed leaves

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 9:36PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

any chance of posting images? One of curled leaves and another of what's inside the curl.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 1:19AM
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brankulo

here you go

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    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 11:02AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Thanks for the images. Unfortunately, I've not seen that sort of damage previously. Yes, the leaves are curled, but not due to a cause I know.

Suggest you send the images to your county's Extension Service office. If the damage is environmental -- as in a late cold spell -- or a local disease, they're more than likely to know.

Locate your county's office w/this map:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 1:08AM
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alan haigh

Frost damage?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 5:49AM
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brankulo

thanks everyone, now that you mentioned frost damage, that might be possible. i didnt know frost would do this kind of damage. but in last 3 weeks we had pretty hard frost, down to 15F for 2 or three nights and cold days then followed by couple really warm days and than back to freezing again. this cycle happened once a week for past three weeks. when the first cycle happened, i could already see some leaves appearing and flowers too.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 9:47AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Frost can do similar agenda if it occurs during the time the leaf bud is unfaltering and the leaf is expanding.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 1:04PM
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brankulo

ok, that must be it then. i assume i do nothing about this right?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 1:10PM
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