Q. Weeping cherry has two splits on trunk.

And bark has lots of white spots where bark is off. Can it be saved or should it be removed? Our winter are very cold and snowy.

Answer

Cherry trees are very susceptible to having their trunks split. Often they will grow over the splits and not have any serious consequences. Fertilize in spring only. If there is growth in the fall or winter, that is the reason they split. Having bare spots on the trunks is a major concern. If the trunk is bare all around the trunk, it cannot survive. It needs bark to perform its vascular fuctions.

There is nothing for you to do that will fix the problems. As long as it leafs out in spring, it is alive.

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  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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