[NAFEX] Apple borer
jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Sat May 12 16:05:19 EDT 2007
Flathead apple borers will attack branches
--- dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com wrote:
> If you see little holes along the branch, then it
> could be shothole borer. Shothole borer is the only
> one i can think of that would attack the branch.
> There are many types of borers that will attack
> apple trees, but they typically attack at the burr
> knot from the graft. M26 is a rootstock that is
> highly susceptible to borers. Visit
> and you will see a list of the different borers,
> where the damage is most likely to occur and other
> very pertinent information on how to combat them.
> Hope this helps.
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bassem Samaan
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:47 AM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Apple borer
> I was looking into my multi grafted apple tree the
> other day, and looking at the northern spy branches.
> One of the branches had no growth on the tip, so as
> soon as I bent it a little, it broke. The center was
> hollow. It seemed that it's some type of borer.
> Should I prune the branche to where the hollow
> part ends to avoid borers from spreading?
> Bethlehem, pa, zone 6
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