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Concerned about Kyushu Tree ~ help ...

Posted by ditas z 4b-5 Iowa (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 11 at 18:23

Hello - I was trimming some dried twigs from Kyushu tree & noticed holes on the dried up thick cut-off branches from the center limbs ~ they were hollow as well. Would like to hear your thoughts please!

TIA

Here is a link that might be useful: Kyushu Tree Concerns


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RE: Concerned about Kyushu Tree ~ help ...

The center part of the stems is soft, the outside is more hard and though; given time, the center will decompose and give you a hollow look. I would be concerned of some insects (borers, etc) drilling into the main stem via those holes though.


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RE: Concerned about Kyushu Tree ~ help ...

  • Posted by ditas Z 4b-5 Iowa (My Page) on
    Tue, May 10, 11 at 9:10

Good Morning Luis ~ Thank you for your thoughts! I did not observe any sap bleeding anywhere around the area of concern nor did I see any suspicious insects. Last season there were tiny ants around & all I did was put some ant-hotels around the base of the tree.
When I took a few sticks I trimmed to show the guy at the nursery along w/ these same pix I posted, I was told to just trim off all the dried branches & did not advise to do any treatments. I might take these pieces of sticks to another nursery for a second opinion.
If you look at the 2nd pic - some canes are crusty but the younger thick canes are smooth as expected.

Thanks again!


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