Wild Cherry Trees

Asked September 8, 2019, 6:13 PM EDT

I have a line of wild cherry trees behind my house. Most are 18-24 inches in diameter. They appear to be alive and leaf every year, but the bark at the bases are horrible. What can I do? Or are they simply at the end of life?

Garrett County Maryland peeling bark trees

1 Response

Sorry, but there is not much you can do for these trees. They will not be alive too much longer and you should plan for removal. Peeling bark is a sign of wood decay or cankers. There is no treatment for this. The green patches are lichens. However, they are not contributing to the demise of these trees.

Deb