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What's killing my trees and shrubs?


By Carold

United Kingdom Gb

I lost a mature flowering cherry last year - it was riddled with what looked like woodworm and was crumbly and desccicated. Once I removed it, I burned the wood, dug over the soil, put ericacious soil in the hole where I placed a Rhododendron, covered with weed suppresent mat and bark chippings. The Rhododendrom flowered beautifully earlier but now it looks exactly like the cherry, leaves are curled, dry and it looks dead. I don't know what to look for. Help greatfully appreciated.




Hello Carold, Welcome to GOY.
This is possibly bacterial canker, othe insects will be living off the diseased wood. You should have left the area longer before planting anything else.

6 Aug, 2009

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