Disease and Pests
Cherry Blossoms tree can be affected by pests and cause a disease. One of the scenarios is when a branch has a black swelling which can be called Black Knot, branches with these fall out.
Another type is a Powdery mildew which causes a white coating on the leaves.
sometimes, humans don't see the pests or insects that are in the trees. it turned out that spider mites cause yellowing or strippling yet it is hard to see because of the bark's colour.
tent caterpillars make large webbed nests in trees then it the foliage.
Structural features and Reproductive Processes
it's structural features consists of: trunk and branches
Roots: surface roots are usually not a problem it stay underground. leaf colour: green; during fall it turns yellowleaf margin: double serrate which means a toothed leaf margin. leaf shape: elliptic or oval; oblong; ovate Reproduction:
- bark is thin
- showy trunk
- there's no thorns
- colour of the twig is: brown
- current year twig thickness: thin
- both sexual and asexual
- food source would be photosynthesis
Effect on us and the Earth
The use of this tree for us humans are basically for attraction. If we want a specific place to be easily recognize or easily called beautiful, we plant a cherry blossom. because of it's colour and popularity among us we come to find cherry blossoms attractive.
This would be a positive for us because it plays a role of being an ornament display outside homes.
It is also good for the environment because cherry blossom or also known as Yoshino cherry are subject to witches broom. If branches bloom are infected and leaf out earlier then the brooms are pruned out, to help control the disease. Basically it removes and control the disease from not spreading even more, it lessens the diseases in the environment. So this is also positive to us.
PEST RESISTANCE: very sensitive to one or more pests or diseases which can affect tree health or aesthetics
It needs light for it to grow, so basically uses photosynthesis.
The soil tolerance is clay; loam; sand; acidic; well- drained
the tree has a winter interest in terms of its nice persistent fruits and showy trunk or winter flowers. It also has its outstanding ornaments and it could be planted more.
This type of tree is usually found in Japan, as we all know.
But it can also be found in different countries such as Korea, China, India, Canada, Germany, Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States.
There are some places where Cherry Blossoms grow. It's famous in Vancouver, BC including Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park.
It grows more in Palawan where people there has a Philippine Cherry Blossom.
Species: Prunus x Yedoensis