[NAFEX] Peach bark damage

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Tue Jul 26 10:14:53 EDT 2011


How long do peach trees live before they decline?

---- Original Message ----
From: scott at cs.jhu.edu
To: orders at cuttsreviews.com, nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Peach bark  damage
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:12:34 -0400

>In my orchard that is always bucks rubbing their antlers on the
>trees.  They only damage my peach trees.
>
>Scott
>
>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
>> 
>> Jay Cutts
>> Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>> Lead Author, Barron's Test Prep Publications
>> (800) 353-4898
>> In New Mexico, (505) 281-0684
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>> 
>
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