Peach Trees

Need Help to Save My Peach Tree (11 Years Old)


vtchen added on June 9, 2011 | Answered

We moved our donut peach two years ago but pruned too much, some almost 1 inch diameter. Last year two branches died, and this year all four major branches died----no leaves, has one small new branch in the end, with some holes in the big branch close to the trunk. Is this brown rot? How do I save the tree? We still got some peaches this year. I checked the web, there are holes on the branches, and it may be the peach tree borer. Your help will be very much appreciated. Victor


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 14, 2011

This is very possible. This article will help:
https://extension.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05566.html

I would also recommend that you treat the tree with neem oil. The neem oil gets inside the tree's system and will kill pests that other insecticides can't reach.

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