I have a Kristin sweet cherry that we planted last year that seemed to be doing OK. Then suddenly ALL of the leaves are wilting. It looks like someone stuck a torch next to it. I have seen similar on a sour cherry, but only a few twigs/growth. NOT the entire tree.
I live on MA/NH border. Tree was purchased from a nursery 5 hours north of here, so I don’t think its the weather.
Any ideas ?
BTW: Thanks to all you that helped me with peach brown rot a few years ago !!
My unknown “Soil and Water Tree Program” cherry did that last spring right after it bloomed. As it began to leaf out it wilted and died. It suckered and I have kept 2 strong leaders to choose from for future grafting or to just let grow. The trunk of your tree looks dead and may even show signs of fungal growth which could have been the problem or a response to the dead wood.