Silver leaf fungus
Out in #uddingston today to remove a "Kanzan" Cherry which was unfortunately riddled with silver leaf fungi (Chondrostereum purpureum)
The fungus typically spreads through old pruning cuts, and is common on fruit trees. The first sign of silver leaf infection is exactly what you'd expect......the leaves turn a silvery white. This is caused by an enzyme the fungi produces.
By the time you see the fruiting bodies of the fungi (pictured) you're already too late and the tree will need to be removed to avoid contamination of nearby trees.
Whilst there we gave the hedges a going over 🤘