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13/05/2013 at 21:15

This year my cherry blossom tree has some blossom, but not much and no leaves.  The tree is well established, at least 20 years old. Is there anything I can do?

13/05/2013 at 21:17

Any signs of any canker or anything like that?

15/05/2013 at 21:09

Not too sure. I have just noticed quite a deep split in the bark of the trunk which seems to have fungus in it.  Also, some branches appear to be dead as they have no blossom or leaves.

15/05/2013 at 21:30

Mmm, maybe it is an ex cherry tree - you have two choices (in my humble opinion) 

1. plant a lovely clematis or rambling rose to climb up into it as it passes on - it will still be beautiful and really good for wildlife, or

2. cut it down, have it turned into logs and build a logpile for wildlife in your garden, and choose another tree to plant nearby to replace it.  

If there is any likelihood that it has succumbed to honeyfungus, it would be a good idea to choose a replacement that is resistant.

15/05/2013 at 21:41

If it is honey fungus,don,t plant a replacement in the exact same spot.

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