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Fungus and Weird Limbs on Bing Cherry Tree

Posted by austinsimonson California (zone 9) (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 21:12

The picture shown is just one of the pictures I have for this can see the rest here:

Anyways, I have a few questions.

First off, what disease is causing this fungus to grow on the cherry tree? How can is be killed, or is it too late? (Images 1 - 4 in the album)

Next, some of the limbs on my tree are growing downwards and then upwards. It seems a little odd...shouldn't they just be growing in a general upward path? (images 5 - 6 in the album)

Finally, there are like two limbs that grow normally, but then towards the end of them, they start growing flat, I guess. What would cause this to happen? (images 7 - 8 in the album)

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo Album

This post was edited by austinsimonson on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 21:14

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RE: Fungus and Weird Limbs on Bing Cherry Tree

That most likely is a comon tree fungus used in much Asian cooking. Few of these are harmful to the trees they grow on.
Tree limbs, branches, grow in repsonse to the sunlight. Sometimes these limbs grow in strange directions because that is how they find the sunlight they need to manufacture the food they synthesize to feed the tree. If these limbs bother you too much they can be pruned.

RE: Fungus and Weird Limbs on Bing Cherry Tree

there is a very active fruit forum.. where you might get advice on pruning .. especially if you insert a pic of the whole tree.. right in the post ...

the concern on the fungus.. in my world.. warped as it is.. is whether it is coming from a gaping wound.. or just on bark surface.. and not even knowing what it is/was ... surface stuff.. just wouldnt have bothered me.. beyond wondering ...


RE: Fungus and Weird Limbs on Bing Cherry Tree

Those several weird branches have what is called fasciation. Various theories as to the cause. Remove the strange growth but understand that more fasciated growth may show up on the tree.

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