Cherry Tree Problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Westbrooklawn, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a customer with a black cherry tree that is about 8' high, 2" caliper. The bark is exfoliating at the base of the trunk from ground level up about 8". Anyone seen this before? Any help in identifying the cause and cure would be appreciated.
  2. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 417

    Just bringing it to the top
  3. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    Contact these folks and send a tissue sample along with soil with some roots (most diseases are in the dirt). They will identify the problem and provide recommendations for correction.
  4. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    It sounds like damage caused by rodents during the winter.
  5. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    Has this tree had a paper wrap protector on it. If these are left on for more than 6 months I have seen this happen on many trees. The tree will recover O.K..

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