Cankers on a peach tree
I have cankers around the base of my tree. Is the tree going to be a total loss?
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I would not chalk it up to a loss just yet. I would recommend treating the tree and working to improve the vigor/health of it to aid in its recovery.
I think that your tree may be weakened by a peach tree borer. Take a look at the following PDF - does the base of your tree look like the one in the photo?
If so, I recommend that you read the following article which tells you more about the peach tree borer and a course of treatment:
For more information on canker on fruit trees, please visit the following link: