help!!...i live in the pacific north west and have a number of ornamental
cherry trees...they start out fine in the spring - bloom beautifully,
start to leaf out, and not long after the leaves appear, they start to
deteriorate - they look almost burnt in places, and eventually fall
leaving the tree looking like late autumn instead of high summer....since
one of these trees is growing up thru my deck and provides important shade
in the summer as well as branches for all my bird feeders, i really hope
there is nothing seriously wrong....any suggestions as to what could be
wrong or what i could do?
thanks in advance!
Odds are the problem is due to wet spring conditions and the leaves
being destroyed by anthracnose.
Fire blight will make the ends of the branches bend over like
The cure is a chainsaw.
Check out any of the cooperative extension service pages on the web
and I am sure you can narrowe your problem down.
..does this need a chainsaw too?...hopefully not..???
....nope - then it isnt fire blight...whew!
murphy, putting away chain saw and scurrying back to the tree url..
thanks for the input!
PS: we had a bit of rain last night...i only hope some of it fell on the
forest fires here in BC
Could be either of those diseases according to my book. The only reccomended
"cure " is removal of infected branches and spraying. Bad luck!
I live in Kamloops. So far OK but coughing and choking in the smoke which
has filled the valley.See post on Fire in B.C. to get more info.
"murphy" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
....ohboy....kamloops....thats a little close for comfort, but good to
hear you are safe.....i just came in from work and its trying to
rain....one can only hope that it becomes steady and widespread....good
for me so i dont have to water, and very very very good for the fire
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