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Rajk
Feb 4, 2018 6:11 PM CST
I can't figure out what's going on with our fruit tree. I just moved into the house so don't have a lot of history about this tree, which I believe is a berry tree.

The main trunk of the plant seems to be splitting and growing weak over time.

I'll appreciate if anyone can suggest to remedy the problem.
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porkpal
Feb 4, 2018 6:59 PM CST
I don't think I understand the problem...
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DaisyI
Feb 5, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Welcome!

I'm not sure I understand the question either. ..

Your tree is a Cherry tree - according to the rock beside it, a Bing Cherry. One trunk (I suspect the original tree) suffered some damage at some point. It is healing. The trunk closest to the tree stake may be a shoot that was allowed to grow up from the rootstock, its hard to say.
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greene
Feb 5, 2018 10:38 AM CST
If you were in a cold climate I would guess frost/cold damage to the trunk but in your area not too likely. Maybe excessive rain or overwatering in the area caused a growth spurt. (?)
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richpig
Feb 6, 2018 3:25 AM CST
my dragon tree started losing its leaves some weeks ago to the point where there were only about 10 barely hanging, so i pulled them all off, removed the tree, cut the head off it and put it out of the sun/light for 3 days.

we tried to work out why this has happened after successfully growing in our wine barrel for the past year and my gardener friend told me he thinks it may have been over watered, which we think may have been the case as we got our neighbour to water it once while we were away for 8 days but we believe he did it every day.

the top of head where i cut it off was quite red with moisture and at the bottom where the ball of hard roots i could peel back the bark quite easy...

my question do you think its totally dead or if i replanted it with some new potting mix it can be brought back to life. its approximately 1.2mts high and i live in perth WA.

thanks
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DaisyI
Feb 6, 2018 10:58 AM CST
@richpig, it is best to start a new thread about your Dragon Tree problems. Go to the bottom on the "Ask a Question" page to where is says "post your own question". This thread belongs to Rajk and is about a Cherry Tree in San Francisco.

Thank You!
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purpleinopp
Feb 6, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Trees of the Prunus genus have a reputation for being relatively short-lived, and susceptible to a disease called gummosis. I don't see any orange or brown "stuff" leaking out of your tree, just mentioning it so you know to look for it.
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