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avocado tree pruning help

Posted by scopus (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 13:26

hi i was pruning my avocado tree yesterday of dead/diseased branches and the one in the pic below i pruned cause looked diseased so cut off few inches to the next branch and i woke up today and noticed white residue where the cut was made. Is that disease, or is it normal and leave it alone? If diseased/infected should i prune off all the way to the big branch on the left? i would have pruned more but the branches between where the cut was made and the big branch on the left had some leaves and fruit growing and not sure if needs the sacrafice, thanks

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RE: avocado tree pruning help

I am no expert on avocado. I have had mine for about a year. I haven't trim it yet, but I heard that avocado put out a white powdery residue on open wounds. So it looks normal.

This video explains it.

Here is a link that might be useful: White Powder on Avocado Tree Branch Sections and Lesions

RE: avocado tree pruning help

thank u so much for that info n video of this, n very glad to hear shes ok :)

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