[NAFEX] Apple borer

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Sat May 12 16:05:19 EDT 2007

Flathead apple borers will attack branches

--- dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com wrote:

> Bass,
> 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
> http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com
> http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com
> http://www.revivalhymn.com
>   ----- 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?
>   Bass 
>   Bethlehem, pa, zone 6
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