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Canker diseases: If any part of a tree is injured, be it the branches or the trunk, there are chances that fungus may enter the plant causing canker disease. Initially, it infects the bark tissue, which results in the barks becoming discolored or sunken. Usually, canker infection starts from the branches and if that’s the case, pruning can ...


Unfortunately, there are diseases and insects which plague these trees. Slime Flux. This bacterial infection gets its name from the frothy slime that oozes out of the tree bark after infection. The ‘foam’ dries leaving a dry scum. Wounds in the bark provide the source of entry. Weed eaters, improper pruning or even the family cat can break ...


Diseases of the Bark and Trunk. Psorosis Bark Scaling Virus Disease. This disease causes patches of scaling or peeling bark on the trunk and branches. It is most common in older trees. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Continue to care for the tree properly to maintain health. If the tree becomes girdled, it will die and should be removed. Foot ...


As the tree bloats, pressure builds against the hardened inner bark and may split the bark if that pressure becomes too high. Bark Splitting Treatment: As this condition typically occurs during the growth cycle of a tree, protecting the resulting wounds from insect infestation and disease is essential.


A close look at the bark or the tree can reveal an infection. Even trees that appear healthy should be examined for small blisters. The blisters indicate the fungal disease gummosis and can be seen most clearly in the fall or early spring when branches are bare. A gummy, resinous substance may ooze from the blisters.


Management of Dutch elm disease: Remove severely infected trees promptly. Peel the bark off the stump to below the soil line. Promptly burn or bury all wood greater than 1/2" in diameter or larger because bark beetle larvae can live there.


3. Peeling Bark. Another sign that your tree has a disease is peeling bark. The bark on your tree is important, as it protects the inner core of the trunk and keeps the tree healthy. If the bark on your trees starts to peel, the trees may not maintain necessary nutrients and could die.


Cytospora canker rarely affects trees less than 15 to 20 years old. Infected trees are weakened substantially, but are rarely killed. Symptoms. The disease normally starts on the lowest branches of the tree and, over a period of several years, progresses upward.