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…
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!!