Q.My beautiful weeping cherry is sick
My cherry was planted last year and seemed fine over the winter (snow up to about 3-4 feet often). When snow melted, I noticed a large break in the trunk (looks a lot like the canker on the poplar tree trunk you show). Also, sap is seeping out on other side of tree, and the open area seems to be spreading (bark on area above it is peeling off). A neighbor suggested painting on the black stuff in the hole, then using house paint to put on trunk part way up tree to prevent reflection damage during winter.
Can you help? I am in love with this tree and I so want to save it!
(HAVING TROUBLE UPLOADING PIC FROM MY ANDROID PHONE TO MY MAC COMPUTER!!!! Drats!!
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I'm pasting links for two articles that should help: