Is Muscadine Tree Dying?
There is a big muscadine tree in my backyard and I noticed some black on the trunk and some of the bark is easy to pull off. Last year in May it was dropping grapes. This is a very large tree. What do you think I should do?
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Is the black powdery or soot-like in nature? It could be sooty mold, which is often an indication of pests. I would treat it with neem oil to both rid the plant of the pests and sooty mold problem.