Apple Trees
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Cox apple tree, fan, approx 6 yrs old, has canker

Zone CF448TY | Kenno added on August 26, 2019 | Answered

and codling moth. Looks like tree is a goner; if I dig it up can I plant new apple tree later? Also, how do I prevent reoccurrence? Thanks

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 26, 2019

This treatment will have to consist of preventative maintenance. Once this gets established in the soil, it is quite hard to get rid of.

It is best to get cultivars of apple that are disease resistant. This is the first step. After this, it will be keeping the tree perfectly healthy so that the disease never has a chance to enter the tree.

This article will help with preventing and treating the illness: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/cankers-on-trees.htm

This article will help with the care of Apple Trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-tree-planting.htm

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