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Kwanzan Cherry Tree bark split

Kwanzan Cherry Tree bark split
Posted by: Sherrie (IP Logged)
Date: September 04, 2007 00:23

We have a kwanzan cherry tree that was planted in the Fall of 2003. The tree was planted by the nursery, tree diameter was about 1 1/2 inches, and the mulch ring is 5 feet in diameter. In the Spring of 2005 I noticed that the bark started to split on the Southeast side of the tree, about 4" from the base and extended up 10". I followed instructions to trace the split, but it continued to roll back exposing at least half of the inner core of the tree. Now the inner core has a split in it and is a gray color. The Spring of 2006 and 2007 had blooms, but the tree has some branches that look dead and overall just doesn't look well, even though the leaves are green. The growth seems to be stunted and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do for this tree. As a side note, the yard has been fertilized using Scott's 4-Step program.

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|  Kwanzan Cherry Tree bark split Sherrie 04/09/2007 00:23
||  Re: Kwanzan Cherry Tree bark split Newt 04/11/2007 04:50

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