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Is this Anthracnose?

Posted by Karen Brindle 
Is this Anthracnose?
March 23, 2019 01:53AM
Hi, I've discovered some alarming damage to some of our trees. It's on apple, plum and asian pears. It seems to start as a long crack, then the bark splits and peels away without the usual stringy look to Anthracnose as I know it. I'm not sure this is "fungal" so pardon if I've posted in the wrong area. I do have a photo uploaded of an affected branch, about 1.5" diameter that I cut off the tree after taking the picture. Wish I could get photos to work here.

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Can anyone point me in the right direction on identifying the pathogen causing this? Thank you so much!!!!

Vista Ridge Orchard
Zone 8a in Washington
235 Cider and heritage apple trees, 72 varieties,
Re: Is this Anthracnose?
April 28, 2020 03:20PM
That's not Anthracnose Karen. Not quite sure what it would be. Is it always on the same side of the trees? Like maybe contrasting cold / sun damage?

Leslie Price
Jones Creek Farms
skagitvalleyfruit.com
Lyman, WA
zone 8a
Re: Is this Anthracnose?
April 28, 2020 04:03PM
Thanks Leslie, no it can be on any side. I cut that whole branch out and the problem did not reoccur on that Boskoop. I'm not seeing it this year. Another mystery that the trees must have solved by themselves?

Vista Ridge Orchard
Zone 8a in Washington
235 Cider and heritage apple trees, 72 varieties,
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