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Postby Katherine » May 03, 2008 8:49 pm

Hi Y'all, as Brenda surmised its a disease. Sorry have a deadline so cant go and look up the details, but soon as I am finished, ha ha, I will.
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Postby countrychic » May 03, 2008 9:19 pm

Are you sure it's not a caterpillar? lol
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Postby Eeyore » May 04, 2008 12:16 am

I really don't think that is a flower Brenda. It is encircling the branch. I'm sending Kat a message to have a look.
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Postby B_BQ » May 04, 2008 2:22 am

Thanks everyone for your input and help. It seems from the bit of research that I did, and others have done, that it's not a 'flower', but rather a disease or virus.
Kat - thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to respond too.
We're going to try to get to as many of them as possible and snip them off.
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Postby Ian » May 04, 2008 7:59 am

Your cedar has cedar-apple rust. Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae

Hope this helps with your search

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Postby B_BQ » May 04, 2008 9:19 am

Ian wrote:Your cedar has cedar-apple rust. Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae

Hope this helps with your search

Ian


Thanks Ian. After research this is what we think it is. We'll be snipping as many off as possible and disposing of them! :wink:
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Fungus

Postby DMG » May 04, 2008 2:48 pm

Fungus on Cedar, I have to admit I dont think its pretty. But JOan's article link is VERY informative! Give it a read. You likely wont think the same after that.

The artcle is:
Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for May 1999
This month's fungus is Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, the cause of cedar-apple rust.

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Postby joan w » May 04, 2008 3:40 pm

Actually, I think it is attractive in it's own way.

It's the way it was wrapped around the branch that made me think of fungus.
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Postby B_BQ » May 04, 2008 4:01 pm

I did actually read Joan's article, and found it was the same one I had found on my own.

Kat sent me a pm in response to one I sent her. She thought it was definitely a disease of some sort, probably the apple fungus.

My DH and I had already come to this conclusion and had decided that we would just snip them all off and dispose of them - in the garbage and not the composter. If we were allowed to have a contained fire I would have burnt them.

I snipped off all I could reach today, and with a bit of help holding down the higher branches I will be able to get at another 2 or 3.

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Postby pharmgirl » May 05, 2008 9:58 am

This is not a flower. It actually is a fungus.
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