Dieback of limbs
My mature Kwanson Cherry Tree (20 plus years) has dieback of limbs for the second year and consequently fewer blossoms. I have not fertilized. Cut back some last year. I don't see any yellow leaves.
Can my lovely tree be saved?
Your tree is considered ‘short-lived’ living on average 20-30 years. With good care it may be kept going for awhile. Dieback could be several things, such as black knot or canker or abiotic causes in the root zone and so, a visit by a certified arborist is your best option in getting all issues identified at once. He/she will show you how to prune correctly, should you need that, and give you a detailed tree care plan. A certified arborist is one who has attended training on woody plant diseases, pests and health care, and past a certification test. You can find them by zip code here—- www.treesaregood.org
Here are a couple references that describe issues with Kwanzan Cherry.
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