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Cherry Blossom Tree dying??

Tammy-63Tammy-63 Posts: 3
edited July 2022 in Problem solving
Hi we have this cherry blossom tree in our garden (over 20 years old). This year we've noticed its not as full as usual and is particularly looking bare now that its lost its flowers and should be glossy green leaves. The bark is also peeling! Is there anything I can do to help? Will it be okay? 

Some leaves are orange too  :( 



  • Tammy-63Tammy-63 Posts: 3
    edited July 2022
    Oh no!! Thats so sad! Will I be able to plant another in its place and it grow as well? Excuse me if thats a silly question. The roots are very deep rooted. Do you have a good suggestion of a tree of similar size (18/20 ft) that is longer living, fast growing? 
  • Tammy-63Tammy-63 Posts: 3
    Okay thank you. Is there any way to test the soil? Would a tree surgeon be able to tell? It's the centre point in my garden so it's a real shame to have nothing there. 

    Great suggestion thank you!

    Thanks for your help 
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    I'm so sorry about your tree. I have one a little older, hanging on by the skin of its teeth but I can't bear to take it out. I would be interested to know if you can replant in the same place, too. Apples are lovely in their way but you can't beat a flowering cherry in spring.
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Posts: 365
    edited July 2022
    I took down my 20year old cherry tree this year before it fell down. It was hard decision but it was getting a lot of canker and while it was not dead I felt it best to remove it before it did any damage in a winter storm. On the plus side, I now have a fair bit of wood for the fire (a bit of sawing still to do) and a lot more light coming into the garden and I won't need to keep cutting all the suckers it was putting up in the lawn and beds. Every cloud.....
    Due to the stump and roots there is no way I could currently dug a hole big enough to plant another tree in the same spot so it's shrubs for me just now. 
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