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Apple canker?


I am very much an amateur. I have been lurking for a while but now I need some help.

We have 6 or 7 apple trees in our new garden but I am concerned two of them have apple canker.

Is this canker? How should we deal with it? Most of the trees look ok, should we have the two diseased ones removed to try and save the others?


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,884
    Picture one, no
    Pictures 2 and 3, yes.

    The only thing you can do really is cut the affected branch off, leaving a good margin between the canker and the cut.
    Eventually, after the canker has returned a few times, you will have a stump, which you will dig out.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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