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What is wrong with this cherry tree?

Posted by HappyBallz 9A/B Valrico,Florida (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 22, 13 at 15:55

I noticed some hard dark-lacquer like areas on couple of branches of my cherries.

No gum coming out of them...the buds still did not open so should I prune it off and latex-paint the cuts?

Looks a little like canker to me... any ideas?


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RE: What is wrong with this cherry tree?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 22, 13 at 21:00

Are the dark areas sunken? If so probably bacterial canker. If not I'm not sure, hopefully nothing. Cherries are very short lived in the humid south.

RE: What is wrong with this cherry tree?

It looks like the necrosis you get from canker without the gum.. my guess is also a canker of some form. Cut into one and see if the wood is dead under, if so its almost surely canker and should all be cut out.


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