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Old 07-06-2012, 12:01 PM
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Sick Tree...Please Help

We have a bunch of these trees. One is sick. What should we do? I really appreciate the help!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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Is that a weeping cherry? Looks like it to me. Do you have any shots of the trunk? Looks pretty overgrown around it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:22 PM
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It looks to me as if it would do well some with some thinning of the old dead growth.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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More pics of sick tree...

I don't know if the other pictures showed how much is dead. Any different thoughts with these pictures?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:33 PM
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Yep, that's a weeping cherry. It could definitely use some pruning. Although, right now probably isn't the best time.

Here's a link for pruning
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/tree...ing-cherry.htm
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:33 PM
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Looks like an insect attack to me, spray it with Neem so you do not kill any bees
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:34 PM
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Pictures of base

Here are photos of the trunk and base area. Really appreciate the help!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:37 PM
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I was just reading a little about it and it looks like it may be cherry leaf spot which apparently can be confused for insect damage.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&p...L-aY6AGihKzJBg

http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville.../omchlfsp.html

Just google "Cherry Leaf spot" The pictures look just like yours and there are quite a few PDF's from various universities on correcting the problem.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:47 PM
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I was just reading a little about it and it looks like it may be cherry leaf spot which apparently can be confused for insect damage.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&p...L-aY6AGihKzJBg

http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville.../omchlfsp.html

Just google "Cherry Leaf spot" The pictures look just like yours and there are quite a few PDF's from various universities on correcting the problem.
If it is fungal then Neem Oil would help but I have not researched it. It looks like you have found it from the images I saw.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:11 AM
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For the insect problem get a 'systemic pesticide' that you mix with water and pour on roots around the base of the tree...

Do not prune weeping cherries unless the client wants it done... weeping trees look stupid if pruned improperly, generally no one prunes them at all...

I would cleanup the excess growth around the tree to improve air circulation... fungal issues are diminished with improved light and air circulation...
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