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Worm-like Strands under burst bark, Flowering Cherry.

 This tree flowered profusely this spring for a long time.  A large branch split off the tree mid July. Attached are photographs.   On the opposite side to the break the bark has split showing these worm-like strands. Is this some fungal infection?   Cannot find any examples of this online.imageimageimage


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I think those are roots - the (probably cherry) tree is making a desperate attempt to survive after effectively being almost ring-barked but I think it is doomed, unfortunately.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Wow that is some serious surgery and definitely agree with Bob, the tree's time on this mortal coil is somewhat limited. An open wound of that degree is fatal for all but the hardiest of tress; regrettably cherries or ornamentals are relatively short-lived at the best of times. 

  • jimcujimcu Posts: 2

    Thanks, Bob and Dave, for your prompt response. I'm sorry to have to lose this tree.

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