Sweet Cherry – Dying

Q: I know, I know, sweet cherry trees aren’t supposed to do well in the South, and this tree is no exception.

It is planted in Cobb County, and is experiencing branch die-off.

The entire tree also rocks indicating a poor root system.

Do these growths appear when the tree is in the final stages of its life? Say the word and this tree is gone!

A: It’s chainsaw time!

The fungal growths indicate extensive rot under the bark.

Sweet cherry rarely produces fruit in the South. Even the sour cherries have a hard time in Georgia except in the mountains.