Mulberry Trees
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Mulberry tree

Anonymous added on August 31, 2015 | Answered

I think my tree is dying. The leaves were very sparse and small this year. Some of the branches have bumps which look like raised cankers - similar to a human's boil or mole. They are ugly. The tree is about 25-30 years old. It used to be beautiful. We did not cut it back this last season. Can I save this or has something gotten a hold of it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 3, 2015

Cankers are generally caused by a fungus.
The effected branches should be pruned off and disposed of.
This can kill a tree by girdling the tree.
You may want to have a professional examine the tree.
Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/cankers-on-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/weeping-amber-in-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-is-bacterial-canker.htm

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