Cherry Trees, Yellow Leaves, & Lime Chippings
In April I planted three 3yr old cherry trees. They took well with no obvious sign of distress.
Late May I spread Limestone Chippings around where they grow to a depth of about 2-3".
I had checked but I didn't see Cherry Trees listed as ericaceous. Now however, I am starting to see the leaves on the lowers branches nearest the trunk turn yellow. I assume this is more than just a coincidence?
As with all chippings there was some dust which I presume would leach into the soil relatively quickly. Thereafter I expect the limestone to impact the soil at a much slower rate.
My initial thinking is that the yellowing has been caused by the lime and that I should treat the areas around the root balls with something to counter the alkaline.
I would welcome any opinions because I am basing all this on assumptions.
Thanks in advance,
You're right, cherry trees aren't ericaceous.
Can you post a photo, someone might be able to make some suggestions as to cause
In the sticks near Peterborough
Here are pictures of one of the three trees. The other two are exhibiting similar systems although not yet as pronounced.