cherry tree - what are these?
My family planted a small orchard this year and I'm concerned we may be losing our first tree. This cherry tree is a stark brothers surecrop variety dwarf.
A while back I notice some hard glossy spots on the tree that looked kinda like a hard amber.
Now, it appears that areas have turned black and are soft to the touch. The picture shows one of them, but there are three more on this small tree. The tree is only maybe 3 or 4 feet tall and is less than an inch in diameter.
Any thoughts on what the cause may be and if there is any solution?
Thank you all!