Soil, site, irrigation, selection, pruning/thinning, and integrated pest management.
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
This article briefly discusses the most prevalent madrone disease problems, then offers a broader perspective on the health of this southern Oregon native.
The United States is one of the leading producers of sweet cherries in the world. In the U.S. the majority of cherries are produced in the Pacific Coast states of Washington, Oregon and California with the greatest volume of production in the north.