Brown Turkey Fig Trees

Brown Turkey Fig Tree Bark Issue

Anonymous added on February 14, 2014 | Answered

My fig tree looks like its branches near the ground has something eating it or it looks like its decaying. I don't know what to put on it, don't want to kill it, so I thought you might know if it's a bug or fungus.

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Answered on February 14, 2014

It sounds like you may have a wound canker at the base of the tree.  It is a common ailment for trees where weed wackers or lawn mowers have done some damage to the bark at the base of the tree.  The wounds allow fungus to get in.  Treat the area with fungicide and use a plastic collar around the base of the tree to protect it from further damage.

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