Posts Tagged ‘cherry’

Cherry – Planted Too Deep

Q: I have a four year old Yoshino cherry. The trunk is splitting vertically, and there is a strange wound (maybe mechanical damage) on the trunk. One of the splits has fungus growing on it. The leaves seem to drop...

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Tree Planted Too Deep – Examples

It’s heartbreaking to have an attractive young tree in your landscape begin to decline. When you examine the trunk, you may see bark at the base peeling off, splitting, or generally looking unhealthy. In my observation, these are symptoms of...

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Rat – Chewing Tree Bark

Paul H. solved his own tree mystery. I’ll allow his words to tell the tale: “In August I sent you an e-mail concerning a problem I was experiencing with my Yoshino cherry trees. As I explained, the bark was being...

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Cherry

Prunus avium (Sweet Cherry); Prunus cerasus (Pie Cherry) Sweet Cherry is very difficult to grow in the Southeast. High summer humidity and temperature fluctuations in winter prevent fruiting in most years. • Much more information can be found in The...

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Cherry – Bleeding

Ah, what a beautiful thing is the marriage of intelligent minds! In early June, 2002 I received three questions in one week asking about cherry trees that were oozing sap. Sensing an incipient problem, I queried my Extension Service colleagues...

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Bleeding Cherry Tree – Gum on Bark

In the world of humans, bleeding is a serious and troubling thing. If something causes us to bleed we immediately take action because we understand that the loss of excessive amounts of blood can cause us great harm. Therefore, it’s...

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Christmas Plants – Poison Precautions

Q: I have an 11 month old daughter. We are looking forward to celebrating her first Christmas. One of my baby care books said that real Christmas trees are poisonous and it is safer to get a fake tree. I...

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Gummosis – On Peach, Cherry, Plum

Q: What is happening to my plum tree? It finished bearing plums in July and now the trunk is a sea of sap! Should I do anything? A: I think it’s gummosis, a condition that’s very difficult to control on...

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