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Q.Elder Tree Branches Stripped

Zone Sandbach, Cheshire | Anonymous added on June 11, 2021 | Answered

I have an old elder tree which has one or two strong branches which appear to be stripped of bark. What is the reason for this? At the base about 5 new shoots of about 5 ft have appeared with flowers budding. The tree has recently been pruned.

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Answered on June 21, 2021

The stripped bark could be cankers. Here is info about those.

I would remove the suckers. Pruning can stimulate the production of suckers.

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