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Hopefully a very quick question. Does anyone recognize what disease is affecting my CrabApple Tree and what I need to do to cure/treat it

Many Thanks


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,259
    It looks like it's only lichen, which is nothing to worry about.  Is the tree very old?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    Lichen is not a disease, it's beautiful
  • neilsdarbyneilsdarby Posts: 3
    edited January 2019
    Many Thanks. If its not a problem then fine. Was just worried since  the tree is quite old - 25 years +

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,904
    It’s beautiful and only grows on trees in pure air, do you live in the country.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Nope not at all - small town in Essex. Main cause of concern was for the tree since it has been in our front garden for a long time and didn't want to loose it by not doing anything to control what looked to be a problem. Thanks again
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    Much more lichen about now since cleaner air. I have it growing very young trees and shrubs
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    All indicates a good clean growing environment !

    From late last year ; wish I had a bench like that !!

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