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Q.Canker on apple tree bark.

Zone LA12 0DE | Anonymous added on July 6, 2018 | Answered

Our apple tree has canker on a large branch and near the ground on the main trunk, which looks really bad. I have a feeling that I might be fighting a losing battle, since I have not kept a proper eye on it, although I have followed pruning advice for a few years.
Shall I cut my losses, remove it and get a new one next spring?
I have attached photos.
Many thanks,
Ruth Hobson.

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Answered on July 7, 2018

I agree, if treatment and pruning has not been successful at this point, I would look for a replacement.

Talk with your County Extension Office and get a list of Apple Tree varieties that will do well in your area.


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