Peach Trees
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Cankers on a peach tree

Zone Utah | Jimbo0615 added on May 18, 2015 | Answered

I have cankers around the base of my tree. Is the tree going to be a total loss?

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shelley
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Answered on May 18, 2015

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?
https://bit.ly/1HqS5DG (PDF)

If so, I recommend that you read the following article which tells you more about the peach tree borer and a course of treatment:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

For more information on canker on fruit trees, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/weeping-amber-in-trees.htm

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