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disease on a salix

Postby murphy » May 07, 2008 12:28 pm

Does anybody know what this is

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Postby joan w » May 07, 2008 4:16 pm

Maybe one of the tv ad bears was there. :wink:
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Postby patty » May 07, 2008 4:23 pm

A gall disease?
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Postby Venice » May 07, 2008 5:59 pm

hhahahaha @ Joan hahah too funny.

No idea, doesn't look good.

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Postby Ian » May 07, 2008 7:14 pm

It's a tree canker. Not much you can do to stop it.

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Postby Eeyore » May 07, 2008 10:32 pm

Looks like a pretty young tree. Is it advisable to cut the tree down to stop the disease from spreading to other trees Ian?
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Postby Ian » May 07, 2008 10:52 pm

I would remove the tree. It is not likely to survive this such a large canker. The fungi/bacteria enter the tree usually from a mechanical injury (break in the bark). Getting rid of this canker will lessen the chances of spread to other trees.

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