Don’s Expert Answers: Severe damage to trunk

Question From:
Lilis Suryani in HUGHESDALE , Melbourne Victoria

Nature of problem:
Severe damage to trunk

Type of Plant (if known):
Flowering cherry

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
The bark has peeled off from outer to inner layer, starting from small hole gradually became big as in picture. Centre of trunk looks dry & cracked

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:
Every 1-2 day

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
8 hrs

How long since you planted it:

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:
Tree was hit by a car a few years ago and there was a small damage to trunk. It was still looking healthy for years, producing leaves & flowers as usual. Now we noticed the small wound from that accident has grown bigger & deeper. Unsure of the age as it was already planted and looked mature when we bought the property. Thanks in advance for your help.

Hi Lilis, There was no picture attached, but I really need to see it before I can help you. Don