What is happening to weeping cherry tree trunk?

Asked November 18, 2019, 11:34 AM EST

What is happening to my weeping cherry tree trunk? Looks like the bark is peeling off. Hope you can see the attached photo. Can the tree be saved? What do I do? Thanks. Carolyn

Somerset County New Jersey

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Peeling bark is typically subsequent to a trunk split or splits. There is little you can do, although this Extension article has some ideas to help prevent the tree from suffering further insult: http://www.plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsheets/barksplitting.pdf

Good luck!