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Q.What Is Wrong With This Ionensis Malus?

Zone 2795 | Crawford added on March 30, 2020 | Answered

This tree is approx 19 yrs old. I have two, both the same. Been shedding bark for approx 5yrs. Doesn’t seem to effect the trees, but surely must. Always flower beautifully. I have tried spraying with a fungicide, as no sign of anything living under the bark. Spray hasn’t helped.

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Answered on March 31, 2020

It looks like the bark underneath has, at least, formed enough to survive the shedding. This leads me to believe that it is normal shedding. This can mean that the tree is experiencing a growth rate, faster than usual. Since the tree is healthy, and there are no other signs of disease, I don't see a reason for concern.

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