Looking for a diagnosis

AudioSteveJuly 9, 2013

Big sections of branches are dying off. Saw dust is falling on leaves below the dying branches. The trees are 7 or 8 years old. The same thing happened last year.

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fignewbies

Hi,

This is so heart-breaking to look at a tree that you've grown for years!

Did some pesty insect get into the trunk of the tree?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 12:55PM
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hoosierbanana

Look up "three lined fig tree borer" and see if that is it.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 8:50PM
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AudioSteve

Thanks for the tip. That could be it. I'll cut off the dead wood tomorrow and see if I can find one.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 9:39PM
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AudioSteve

It's fig borers. I cut off dead areas and found the caterpillars. I aggressively pruned it out so maybe I can put off their demise.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:49AM
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