I planted a weeping cherry a few months ago and have kept it watered and fertilized with miracle gro. A couple weeks ago, I noticed it weeping sap at the base of the trunk. Since then, the small points of sap weeping have increased to about five or six. The leaves are also showing some yellowing and a few are curling. Not quite sure what to make of this. Insect damage? I would appreciate your advice.
Rex in Kentuckiana
I believe what you might be experiencing some type of borer problem. Bores attack at the base of a tree and begin to weaken it. You may want to get Durispan to spray around the trunk of your tree. Many times by doing this at an early stage you can get rid of the problem