Weeping Cherry Tree

Asked June 4, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT

Hello, I have a weeping cherry tree that has not been growing well this spring. It only had about half of the normal amount of blossoms and only half of its branches have leaves; it has full sun. The tree is about 2 feet wide (17 years old), is about 20 ft, and more often than not is producing some sort of sap out of the base. It worries me that the tree might be 'sick' or even dying as it does not look healthy this season. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to save the tree or if it is best to remove it from my yard. Thank you.

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

If only half of the branches have leaves, this is a good indication that the tree will probably need to come down. Certainly the dead wood needs to be removed. https://extension.umd.edu/learn/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree http://na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/howtos/ht_haz/ht_haz.PDF https://secure.tcia.org/Consumer/Default.aspx vw