Dogwood Trees
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Dogwood tree showing signs of dead wood in hole on trunk

Zone Northwest Georgia | Jdsmith167409 added on August 29, 2015 | Answered

I have a 20+ year old dogwood. It had multiple "holes" in it from where old branches were and died and fell off then the tree healed itself and grew bark around it. I noticed in the largest hole the inner wood is soft and you can just dig it out. I also noticed a slime trail leading about the tree from hole to hole, which I am guessing is a snail. My question is, could this snail be killing my dogwood and causing the soft wood in the hole? I have attached an image of what I mean by "hole". The pic is not of my dogwood just a general pic. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 31, 2015

Your tree is most likely has an infestation of Dogwood Borer.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/dogwood-borer.htm

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Jdsmith167409
Answered on August 31, 2015

Do borers leave slime trails though?

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