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What ails thee my sweet cherry tree?

Hello all, my young cherry tree was blossoming profusely back in April, but now several branches appear to be suffering. In place of green leaves and growing fruit there are dried brown leaves clinging to theseimage branches. Please could someone offer a diagnosis, and possible cure, for my sweet cherry tree? Thank you.

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  • Hortum-cretaeHortum-cretae Posts: 979

    Look up fireblight, but don't panic.  Need to remove the dead bits back to good wood, and then clean pruners after use. There is no chemical treatment.  

    H-C 

  • Many thanks for your reply. I have done as you suggest, and am awaiting the tree returning to good health. I really appreciate your passing on your expertise. Dylan.

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