I’m hoping for some help with cracks in a weeping cherry. The tree is in Pittsburgh, PA (zone 6b) and the diameter is approximately 10″. The history of the tree is unknown.
There’s a long crack running the entire length of the trunk on the side facing west-southwest, and a shorter crack on the opposite side. There are also small holes in some of the leaves. The tree did not bloom this year. The owners think a late frost may be responsible for the lack of flowers. They say the tree gets a lot of sun.
Weeping Cherry Tree
Long Crack On West-Southwest Side
Long Crack Closeup
Shorter Crack On Opposite Side
Holes In Leaves
Is it sun scald / frost crack? A fungal disease? Insects? What would you say caused the cracks, what do you think about the holes, what other issues do you see, and how would you proceed if it were your tree? Please submit your comments below or in the original Trees group discussion thread on LinkedIn. Thank you for your help.
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