Calling all experienced gardeners!! Help! I just found an open wound on my Lapin Cherry tree I got from Miller Nurseries! The tree is only about 4′ tall now, has 5 branches and lots of buds that look like they will branch out in spring. The wound is a yucky looking hole that’s rather soft when you feel around it. It’s in the top 1/3 of the trunk. Here are photos…

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In the photo just above, you can see the hole toward the bottom of the picture.

So. Do I cut the trunk down to just above that branch below the hole? Is there another way to save the tree? I can’t just leave it the way it is… can I?

Thank you for any input!!

Comments

  1. Don’t cut the tree. You will not be pleased with the results. It seems that you have some kind of bore. Do a little google research on bores in cherry trees to find your solution. Sometime in the Spring that bore will surface and then you can get rid of him. Fruit trees are among those that require vigilance in pest control. Your research should pin it down for you. Good luck!

  2. Don’t cut the tree. You will not be pleased with the results. It seems that you have some kind of bore. Do a little google research on bores in cherry trees to find your solution. Sometime in the Spring that bore will surface and then you can get rid of him. Fruit trees are among those that require vigilance in pest control. Your research should pin it down for you. Good luck!

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