Canker on my Japanese Maple??

anac1979(7)July 28, 2014

Hi! My husband recently purchased this Japanese Maple from a local nursery & it has what looks like a black scar on the trunk. I am by no means an expert, so can someone please let me know if they think this is canker or maybe something else. I have read that canker can spread to other trees. I def don't want this to happen. If it turns out to be canker, what can I do? Do I kill it??? Or is there some cure for it?? It has not been planted in the ground & is still in the pot. PLEASE HELP! Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Take it back. That part is dead.
I think that is due to an injury due to mishandling.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 7:56AM
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gardengal48

It looks a little like a coral bark maple or Sango Kaku, in which case that could be signs of Pseudomonas. In any regard, I'd also recommend taking it back.........nothing good is gonna come from that.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 3:36PM
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