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apple tree has a hole in it

Posted by gardenerkarin 8bBC (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 16:42

My very old apple tree has a large cavity in the main trunk, about 7 inches across and almost the whole width of the tree inside, probably where a large limb came off a long time ago. The cavity is full of water and there are large (1 - 1 1/2")white slug-type larvae swimming in it. I think they are living on the rotting wood. My question - has anyone ever seen this larvae before, and how do I seal up the hole? The apple tree is still very productive.


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RE: apple tree has a hole in it

I would drill about a 3/4" drain hole on the bottom, clean it out with warm water, soap and 10% bleach. nail a piece/pieces of plywood or cedar shingles over the opening.


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RE: apple tree has a hole in it

I wonder if the larvae are really termites?...


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