St. Paul, Minn. (February 13, 1997)—Ever since George Washington's day, cherry trees have been valued for their beauty and fruit. But growing one is not without its pitfalls. “I cannot tell a lie, cherry trees do die,” says Jay Pscheidt, a plant doctor at Oregon State University.
If you've been wanting to plant a cherry tree in your yard but didn't know where to start, here's some honest advice from the American Phytopathological Society (APS), the organization that's dedicated to healthy plants for a healthy planet.
By following these guidelines, homeowners can avoid the factors that predispose or stress plants making them more susceptible to diseases or insects.
The American Phytopathological Society is a professional scientific organization dedicated to the study of plant diseases and their control. For more information on APS, visit APSnet.