Cherry Trees
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Cherry tree

Zone Norwich | FrancineScales added on July 13, 2017 | Answered

What is causing my cherry tree to look like the base of the trunk is rotting away.?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 16, 2017

It appears your tree is suffering from an advanced case of Phytophthora; crown and root rot.
This is a fungal infection that attacks the roots of the Cherry Tree.
This link has more information.

https://ucanr.edu/repositoryfiles/ca3008p10-72022.pdf
Treating these diseases can prove difficult and can sometimes requires multiple applications of fungicidal or anti-bacterial sprays.

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