Fig Tree
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Fig Tree Parasite

Anonymous added on May 3, 2011 | Answered

I have an old Fig tree that produces black figs. I have noticed there is something eating at the branches and trunk of the tree, cause I can see a ''sawdust-like' appearance eating at the tree. What can I do to prevent this? Apparently, I have been told that the tree will die if I do not treat it. I have sprayed a fruit tree insecticide to the tree's branches. I see that the affected areas have now started ''weeping''. Can you give advice, please?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 3, 2011

It is a wood borer of some kind, but it is hard to say what kind as there are several that can attack figs and you can only identify it if you see it. This article covers several kinds of borers and recommended treatments:
http://theurbanrancher.tamu.edu/retiredsite/bugs/b5086.pdf

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