Friday, May 29, 2009

bye bye cherry tree

Nuts. Our big cherry tree seems to have cherry mottle leaf virus. It exhibited the symptoms last year, but this year there's scarcely a leaf on the entire tree that isn't deformed, curled, mottled, or chlorotic. The treatment appears to be removal.

It's not as if we'll miss the cherries, since the birds and squirrels reliably consumed all but three or four before they were even ripe, but the blossoms were spectacular. Removal will make the back yard a little better for sporting events, I suppose.

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