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Cherry laural with 'shot hole'

Meanwhile during some Tree surgery in Cannock...

It happens in these conditions:


1. In large concentrations of cherry laurel, like in a hedge or laurel woodland (it sometimes happens on portuguese laurel too).


2. When the weather is generally damp, with low amounts of sunlight.


3. When there is more sunlight & dry air, fresh growth will replace “shot” leaves and the issue should not return (until the humid weather does!)


Organic Prevention of Laurel Shot Hole:


1. Sweep up fallen Laurel leaves regularly.


2. Prune out dead or ingrowing branches inside the plants.


3. Look for ways to improve the air circulation around the plants: sometimes a piece of nearby fence can be removed, or other plants cut back.


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