Wild Cherry Trees
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?
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.