Q.Bark On My Almond Tree Thick And Curling
The house I just bought has two almond trees. Neither of them were in very good condition when I moved in – probably from lack of care while the house was on the market. They’re both smallish, like maybe they’re only a year or two old (although the trunks seem like they’re older trees) One of them came back ok but the other one’s really struggling. Today I noticed that the bark on it is thickening, cracking, and peeling over on itself (it almost looks like a cinnamon stick). I’m starting to think this tree is going to have to be removed and depending on why it’s doing that – the other one might have to come out too since it has some of the same issues – just not as severe. I planted two almond trees in the house I moved from and in the 3 years I had them, they grew huge and never looked like these two here. Anyone have any idea what this might be?
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This is bacterial... Unfortunately, there is no cure for this, but it will resolve itself with proper care. Usually, fertilization and increasing drainage to the soil will help. Here are some articles for more information:
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