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How can I control diseased apple trees that have blight, canker and other diseases....

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,153
    With a saw usually  ;)
    Have you a photo? If they're that bad, it's best to get rid and start again with something else. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • rod.52rod.52 Posts: 3
    Hi, I have got rid of the tree and now my partner has bought me two for Christmas. I just want to know how a can prevent or control the diseases..
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,153
    Some are more resistant to disease than other, but the most important thing is to grow them well, in the right conditions for them - plenty of good airflow, correct pruning etc, and don't plant the new ones where the diseased one was. 
    If you can give the names of the ones you've bought, someone will be able to offer more advice, but you can't prevent a disease as such, you would wait until there's any sign of the problem and then address it.
    Canker, for example, gets in through damaged trunks/branches etc
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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