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Offline RiverNorthHomestead

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Cherry Tree Issue
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:19:50 PM »
I've had this Bing cherry tree for around 5 years now.  I've recently noticed it looks like the trunk split and started oozing sap.  Part of the base wood is actually showing and a fungus looks to have started.  I've been told to paint the exposed wood with latex paint, to leave it alone or to use a black pruning sealer.  I'm not sure what to do.  It's a really good producer and a beautiful tree.  Thoughts?

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Offline Chapman

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Re: Cherry Tree Issue
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 07:52:35 PM »
  Did the tree get damaged to make that wound?  I've read that pruning sealers don't really work well.  I would remove any rotted wood and spray with a fungicide.  Also, keep an eye out for any insects that appear to be damaging the area.
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Re: Cherry Tree Issue
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 05:39:52 AM »
From someone that really doesn't know much that looks bad What a shame!

I like Chapman's idea!

Another thing you could do is contact your local cooperative extension service and see if they can come check it out. It could be a simple fix.
 I have a couple of cherry trees and will be following along to hear what you find out.
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