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Fruit Tree issues
Identify issues with my fruit trees
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Mitch Price
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January 14, 2024 - 10:28 am

New user, I have some issues with my apple and pear trees. Is this the forum to get some help with this?

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Larry_G
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January 14, 2024 - 12:22 pm

Welcome.

Perhaps not "the" forum, but certainly "a" forum.

Please be specific and include your general location.

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jafar
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January 14, 2024 - 5:35 pm

and other signs that you might be a human.

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John S
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January 14, 2024 - 8:43 pm

What are your issues, Mitch?

John S

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Mitch Price
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January 15, 2024 - 6:23 am

Thank you. I have a small orchard of 12 apple, 8 pear and 12 peach trees. I was pruning and wrapping the trees this past week and notice some issues on the trees. I would like some advice on what exactly these issues are.  

Thinking anthracnose

The tree with the black spot (red circled) had what felt like black soft fungus? Fell off when I touched it.

One looks like

cankers?

Located southern middle TN.

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Located southern middle TN.

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Rooney
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January 15, 2024 - 8:12 pm

Were those pictures taken from the most scarred section of the trunk and if so is it shown as the side most facing hot sun?

Also it also looks like landscape fabric surrounds the root which would limit root spread in the search for a constant water input to make up the difference on hot summer afternoons when it comes to scalding of the trunk. Because if you were using reflective whitewash or shading or live in a cooler more northern location then those would be the kinds of things that would help keep the trunk cooler.

Expect peach to look differently from each other when it comes to apples and pears. I certainly recognise the top two pictures as the way my sweet cherry bark ends up looking like a year or two after extra hot summers. The rest of them I'm not too familiar with because I only have two apple trees that are well shaded in afternoons from neighboring trees.

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jafar
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January 15, 2024 - 10:41 pm

Okay, human it is.  Welcome to the forum!

The first two pictures look like they were damaged and are now mostly healed.  The second one looks like it maybe lost a branch at the damage site.

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John S
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January 16, 2024 - 8:45 am

I don't see any red circles.  I would add biodynamic tree paste to the areas.

John S
PDX OR

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