Good Morning We have a weeping cherry tree approximately 10 years old. The...

Asked May 22, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

Good Morning We have a weeping cherry tree approximately 10 years old. The trunk is approximately 10" in diameter. The foliage on the branches is green however the bark on the trunk is breaking and falling off. The exposed wood behind the bark is soft and appears to be rotten. Can this tree be saved? Thanks.

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If the trunk is rotten, the tree is dying. It could die slowly or rapidly. Keep it well watered in time of drought if you want to prolong its life. Keep dead branches removed. http://extension.umd.edu/learn/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree vw