[NAFEX] Peach bark damage

Scott Smith scott at cs.jhu.edu
Tue Jul 26 10:12:34 EDT 2011

In my orchard that is always bucks rubbing their antlers on the trees.  They only damage my peach trees.


On Jul 25, 2011, at 7:34 PM, Jay Cutts wrote:

> Folks,
> Our peach tree has some damage on the top surface of one of its lateral 
> branches. It's about a 3 inch section where the bark is gone. It almost 
> looks like it has crumbled away (sun damage?) I don't see any insect 
> holes. There are lots of ants on the tree. This is a tree that has 
> experienced a lot of decline in the last few years, though it's only 
> maybe 10 or 12 years old. A lot of the top has died and I've pruned it back.
> A couple years ago there was some serious damage to the bark on one side 
> of the trunk - about a 10 inch section where the bark was destroyed.  
> Right now there is also a small patch of new damage on the trunk, maybe 
> a 2 inch section where the bark is gone.
> Any ideas what's happening?  Thanks.
> Regards,
> Jay
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