Issues with our mature weeping cherry tree

Asked August 30, 2020, 2:48 PM EDT

It started with some bald spots and extra sap leaking from the trunk but now appears to have a white powdery appearance on the trunk where the bark is missing and leaves in some spots are turning orange and have brown spots. Tried looking up online but says it could be caused by overwatering, under watering, a fungus or beetles getting through the trunk so would appreciate any insight or advice on the issue and how to resolve. TIA!

Arlington County Virginia

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