I have a flowering Cherry which has bracket fungus. I am going to remove the tree and as many roots as possible. Can I replant in the same soil straight away or do I need to leave the soil for a period of time? I am probably going to plant a weeping willow.
You will need to remove as many of the roots as you can to help your new planting.
There are companies that can grind the stump of the tree.
As long as the soil is prepped and ready for planting, you can do so.
I would have a soil test done to properly prepare the soil.
What should a Prunus accolade look like in November? My new Prunus accolade has lost all its leaves now (November). I have a different type of Prunus tree in the garden which never loses its leaves. Is this right?
Prunus accolade is winter hardy in zones 5 and warmer, while some Prunus species are hardy in zone 4. If you are in zone 4, perhaps this is the difference. Otherwise, your tree could be suffering from transplant shock, which is very common in the first year:
My flowering cherry tree has what looks like nasty growths around the bottom of the trunk. Why is this and how can I treat it?
It is difficult to tell what the issue is from this description.
If you could take a picture of the tree and the growths that you mention, it would aide in making an identification for you.
as started again. What can I do to halt further spread? Should I remove all dying growth?
Flowering Cherry are susceptible to disease and pests.
This is likely a fungus disease. Prune out any dead material and dispose of.
You can apply a fungicide.
Here is a link with more information.
My 2-3 year old flowering cherry tree has turned brown (started with the leaves turning brown) and appears to be dead. Could this be the Ambrosia Beetle as this beetle killed a weeping cherry last year?
The damage from Ambrosia Beetle is quite easy to identify.
This link has information on these pests.
This article has information on disease of Cherry Trees.
Hello, We have 2 ornamental cherries in our front garden. One is in full bloom and leaves are now filling out. But the other seems to be stuck at the budding stage and any little leaves that have appeared are looking yellowy. We have just put alot of mulch around the trees, would that have effected it? Thanks Lisa
Thank you for sending us your gardening question. When mulch is piled up thick around a tree, it suffocates the roots and allows no oxygen to get to them. This can also cause the roots and lower trunk of the tree to decay. As a general rule, do not put more than two inches of mulch around your tree, and keep all mulch at least a four inch circumference of no mulch at all around the very base of the trunk.
Here is an article you might find helpful:
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I have a blossom tree, not sure what type (possibly an ornamental cherry). The tree has just finished blossoming and has grown its leaves, but a lot seem to have dries up, but havent fallen. It has been dry for many weeka, but we have watered it knce or twice a week. It was pruned of its new growth during last summer but not sure if this has had any impact. Can you help identify what is wrong?
I would remove the dead parts of the tree. Use sterile tools, to avoid spreading any disease.
You should inspect the tree and it's leaves for signs of pest or disease.
Avoid overwatering an established tree. Make sure the soil is well draining. Excess moisture could lead to root rot.
If you see pests, treat with Neem Oil.
Your tree is up against a building and fence and air circulation may be inhibited.