Sick Tree...Please Help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by rcreff, Jul 6, 2012.

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  1. rcreff

    rcreff LawnSite Member
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    We have a bunch of these trees. One is sick. What should we do? I really appreciate the help!

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  2. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  3. Duekster

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    It looks to me as if it would do well some with some thinning of the old dead growth.
     
  4. rcreff

    rcreff LawnSite Member
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    I don't know if the other pictures showed how much is dead. Any different thoughts with these pictures?

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  5. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like an insect attack to me, spray it with Neem so you do not kill any bees
     
  7. rcreff

    rcreff LawnSite Member
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    Here are photos of the trunk and base area. Really appreciate the help!

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  8. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  10. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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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