Return to the Hydrangea Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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!


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

Follow-Up Postings:

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.

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!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hydrangea Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here