Gardener Amy
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Location: New Hampshire

Help for Weeping Cherry burned by heat wave

Help!

We have a beautiful weeping Cherry that we planted four years ago, and a week or so ago, we had a bad heat wave. All the leaves turned a crispy brown over a few days.

When I scrape the branches now, there is green in there which makes me think its still alive.

I've been watering it and now I'm wondering if there's any chance for survival or if there is anything else I should do.

Any suggestions?

JONA878
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Hi G A.

There is every hope that if you keep the watering up your tree will pull through.
When a tree goes into heavy stress the first thing it will sacrifice is its leaves.....long before its fruit in fact.
If she is still green below the bark level then there's still life there.
An apple a day.....keeps me in work.

Hortman
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Location: Chicago area

Hello Gardener Amy. Sorry to hear about your cherry tree. It didn’t get enough
water during the heat wave. If the green cambium layer is still there, then it’s
still alive. It should start producing new leaves soon. Keep giving it moderate to
regular water. A light amount of nitrogen fertilizer would help get the leaves
going again. Good luck.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

Gardener Amy
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Thank you both very much! I'm so glad there's hope!

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