Can this apple tree be saved???

Scotty16September 18, 2012

This is a 3 year old Braeburn Apple tree. It is in pretty poor shape and has a black growth on the bark near the base. Is there a product I can use to save it? Could I cut it back below the bad spot and have it survive? I have attached several photos.

Thanks,

Scotty

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Scotty16

Here is a close up pic.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 9:57PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

If that shoot near the base is above the graft union you can make a new top from that. Next spring cut it off just above that shoot and train the new top.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:05PM
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