Peach tree borer

Randy31513(Georgia 8b)May 16, 2012

At the end of harvest it is time to guard against peach tree borers down here. What is everyone using?

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A chainsaw, applied at the base of the tree.

OK, not quite that drastic, but pretty close; I started following dead wood a year ago last fall and followed tunnels down every limb to the trunk, which was riddled with tunnels. I kept cutting back to sound wood and ended up with what looked like a baseball bat sticking out of the ground.

The next spring it sprouted a glorious canopy so well-shaped I wished I had done this years sooner; I painted the trunk with the white paint-drywall mud blend and so far so good.


    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 10:24PM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

That is an interesting combination. It sure would not hurt to try.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 6:12AM
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