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Canker on my Japanese Maple??

Posted by anac1979 8%3F (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 11:05

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.

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RE: Canker on my Japanese Maple??

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

RE: Canker on my Japanese Maple??

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.

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