apple tree has a hole in it

karinkelly999June 14, 2012

My very old apple tree has a large cavity in the main trunk, about 7 inches across and almost the whole width of the tree inside, probably where a large limb came off a long time ago. The cavity is full of water and there are large (1 - 1 1/2")white slug-type larvae swimming in it. I think they are living on the rotting wood. My question - has anyone ever seen this larvae before, and how do I seal up the hole? The apple tree is still very productive.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I would drill about a 3/4" drain hole on the bottom, clean it out with warm water, soap and 10% bleach. nail a piece/pieces of plywood or cedar shingles over the opening.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 8:38PM
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howelbama(7 NJ)

I wonder if the larvae are really termites?...

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 8:58PM
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