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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by rcreff, Jul 6, 2012.
We have a bunch of these trees. One is sick. What should we do? I really appreciate the help!
Is that a weeping cherry? Looks like it to me. Do you have any shots of the trunk? Looks pretty overgrown around it.
It looks to me as if it would do well some with some thinning of the old dead growth.
I don't know if the other pictures showed how much is dead. Any different thoughts with these pictures?
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
Looks like an insect attack to me, spray it with Neem so you do not kill any bees
Here are photos of the trunk and base area. Really appreciate the help!
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.
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.
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...