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by Appledoc
Sun May 16, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Sycamore Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Sycamore Tree

What you are describing is probably sycamore anthracnose, an early spring wet weather fungal disease. Here are a couple links to articles: http://www.umassgreeninfo.org/fact_sheets/diseases/sycamore_anthracnose.pdf http://ag.udel.edu/extension/horticulture/pdf/pp/pp-23.pdf Variation in the amount of...
by Appledoc
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: tree bark problem
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: tree bark problem

I want to suggest another possible cause for the tree bark problem. The way you describe the problem "affected by a powdery kind of fungus(?) on the tree bark" reminds me of how several people, including some peach growers, have described to me what was later identified as a severe scale insect infe...
by Appledoc
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Royal/regal crab apple??
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Royal/regal crab apple??

There is a "Royalty", which has purplish-tinged foliage and dark red fruit, and a "Jackii" (Malus baccata jackii) and it may have been one of those. Either one might have been a rather large tree.
by Appledoc
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: American Yellowwood
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: American Yellowwood

It sounds like yellow-bellied sapsucker injury. The wounds will probably heal over but the bird may continue to visit the tree and make new wounds in the future.
by Appledoc
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Crab apples for jelly
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Crab apples for jelly

Dolgo Crab is a scab-resistant variety that is commonly recommended for making jelly. Fruit are bright red and about 1 1/4 inch in diameter. It is listed by Cummins Nursery and others: http://www.cumminsnursery.com/pollenizers.htm#DOLGO
by Appledoc
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cleveland Pear Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Cleveland Pear Trees

I wonder if having landscape fabric under the mulch would help to keep the rootsprouts from growing through the mulch?
by Appledoc
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Crab Apple Tree Transformation
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Crab Apple Tree Transformation

Another explanation to this crabapple/apple mystery would be that someone played a horticultural trick on your uncle by grafting apple onto the crabapple branches, maybe repeating it several times on the two trees. Of course, who would take credit doing such a thing??
by Appledoc
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: mimosa tree problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1811

Re: mimosa tree problem

I'm afraid it's on its death bed. The cause is probably Fusarium fungus that infected the roots. The pictures at this site look like what you describe for your tree: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2811/2811-1020/2811-1020.html The diagnostic symptom of Fusarium wilt is a reddish- brownstreaking in the wood ...
by Appledoc
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: plum sawfly
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: plum sawfly

If you are located in Virginia, plum curculio is also a strong possibility. See this link for a picture of the characteristic crescent-shaped egg-laying wound: http://www.virginiafruit.ento.vt.edu/PCApple.html This weevil attacks a lot of fruits including apple, plum, cherry, peach, nectarine, apric...
by Appledoc
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Peach Tree Selection
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Peach Tree Selection

You don't say where you are located, which might be relevant because some varieties are better adapted to certain areas. I like Redhaven as a good tasting fruit and doesn't get much winter bud kill. It ripens with some of the earlier good ones (although there are some that ripen a month earlier than...

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