Crab Apple Trees

20 Yr Malus Golden Hornet

Ann added on June 22, 2014 | Answered

20 year old Malus Golden Hornet's trunk has cankerlike raising with silvery slime all over & spreading onto branches. In places there are small white fluff balls. Never had a problem before. Feel it may be slugs/disease/aphid invasion?

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Answered on June 23, 2014

Sounds like some kind of fungus, which often manifest in canker-like growths, often slimey, on the trunks. Here's some basic information:
To get more specific information on type of infection and treatment, get in touch with the Master Gardener group near you. This link will help you:

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