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Fig plant with dead brown branches/leaves

Posted by spetracco FL Zone 9 (My Page) on
Tue, May 3, 11 at 11:07

Every year my fig plant (don't know what kind) has a problem where sections turn brown and die. If there is any fruit on these sections, it withers and dies too. Any idea what it is?

Here is a picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spetracco/5683531471/in/photostream

Thank you,
Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: Picture of problem


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RE: Fig plant with dead brown branches/leaves

Looks like a SINGLE branch, somehow got suddenly
chewed-up (or something?) and died (including leaves).
Cheer-up, the rest of your fig-tree looks OK...


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RE: 2-Fig plant with dead brown branches/leaves

Just prune it off...


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RE: Fig plant with dead brown branches/leaves

Have you checked that branch where the dead starts? We do have what they call a twig girder. They will make a cut around a branch and lay eggs on the branch. If it is you will see the bark removed in a ring where the branch starts to die. I do not know if they are in your area but here in Texas they are well known to many.


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