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Q.Has My Cherry Tree Died

Zone SN10 5NN | Anonymous added on April 5, 2021 | Answered

It’s about 18 years old and the last 2 years it’s hardly flowered and with very few leaves, before it was thick with blossom and leaves . Would very much appreciated your advice.

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Answered on April 6, 2021

I'm not sure if your tree is dead or just ailing. You should do a test to see if the branches have green underneath the bark, or if they are dry and break. Here's an article that will help you with that:

Also, it looks like there is a raised bed around the tree. If that is filled with soil, it can prevent the roots from getting the oxygen they need and will kill a tree over time.

Have you examined any of the remaining leaves and branches? This article will explain a lot about diseases that cherry trees get. You may be able to save this beautiful tree if it hasn't died: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/cherry-tree-diseases.htm I would encourage you to contact a certified arborist for advice.

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