Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Help - Why does my peach tree trunk look nasty?

Posted by laagarden 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 4, 10 at 19:18

So today I was so excited because for the first time we're getting flowers on our peach tree and it looks beautiful until my husband dug around the tree so we could fertilize and mulch and look what we found...........................................

what is this???????????????????????????????
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac195/laagarden/peachtree001.jpg
Thanks,
laagarden

Here is a link that might be useful: http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac195/laagarden/peachtree001.jpg


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Help - Why does my peach tree trunk look nasty?

It looks to me like some sort of boring insect/beetle has invaded your tree trunk. There seems to be little holes in your picture characteristic of borers. Although I cannot be certain. Take a look below this area and see if you can find anything that looks like sawdust. If so, that you can be pretty sure it's borers.


 o
RE: Help - Why does my peach tree trunk look nasty?

You need to take care of the infestation ASAP before the tree dies. Although I can't give you advice on what pesticides to use, I can personally tell you that when that happens to my trees, I take no chances and spray a mixture of sevin, permethrin, and malathion into the affected area as deeply as the liquid will go, drenching it multiple times per day for a week, and pray that the bugs haven't killed the tree yet.


 o
RE: Help - Why does my peach tree trunk look nasty?

I hate to see that. I lost an apple and peach tree last years due to it being girdled by disease. Take a knife and cut the damaged bark back to see if it has borer holes in it. If not it could be Cytospora canker. This is what got my trees. The one thing I do not see that a peach has with this disease is oozing amber jelly like goo. It may be to early though for it to start as it does it during the growth period. It will also ooze in areas on other parts of the tree as well. Oh and be sure to clean the knife with bleach or rubbing alcohol after using it on the tree to prevent spreading it. Unfortunately by the amount of damage it looks like it will be hard to save the tree.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here