Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:50
To add further to my previous post, when I discovered I was loosing my privet hedge to HF I did some research and learnt that HF lives on dead tree stumps/roots and certain plants are more prone to it than others. Cherry trees are very vulnerable to HF.
I was sad to learn this because I had a lovely cherry tre in my garden, quite close to the privet hedge
I noticed this tree was decaying in places and suspected this was the cause of the privet dying. I made the brave decision to remove the tree before I lost my hedge, this is how it looked after the mini digger had gone to work..
Heres some photos of the decaying parts of the cherry tree..
After removing the cherry tree, a couple of dead stumps nearby and digging out and replacing the affected sections of privet hedge, my hedge is now doing very well. But I still miss that lovely cherry tree.