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Cherry tree peeling bark

Evening everyone

We have a cherry tree that looks healthy from a distance, but the bark is peeling quite badly on some branches. Does anyone know whether this is a problem? Could this be some kind of disease?

Many thanks in advance



  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    not sure if it's a problem or not but the one in our garden did this and from me growing up to me moving out it did fine every year.

    As long as it has some bark it should be ok. If it loses the bark all around the trunk then it would be a problem but it looks ok to me, the white stuff is not the bark, just a protective layer over the bark. You do have a dead patch. Maybe someone more experienced can chip in but I doubt you can recover the dead patch. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,842
    Hello AnnaGsy. Ornamental cherry trees are not very long live compared to 100+ year old trees such as the oak and as they age they tend to display these symptoms. My next door neighbours have a tree looking very similar to yours and smothered in flowers and that is about 40 years old. As mrtjforman said, as long as the some of the bark remains intact around the tree it will carry on.
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