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What are these growths on the trunk and branches of my Ballerina Apple Tree?

Now that my Ballerina Apple Tree is losing its leaves I have noticed that there are growths/swellings on the trunk and branches. Is this gall wasps? How do I best treat this problem and prevent it from reoccuring? Many thanks, Lynn

Fruit and Citrus • Diseases

This image looks very much like apple canker. A canker is a deformed and diseased area of bark. The following website describes the symptoms of this disease as well as the solutions. You may also be interested in the You tube video showing how to rid your fruit tree of canker.



Answered: 25 Jun, 2014

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