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It is not what happened to Maryphyllis’ crabapple tree

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:50:43 -0400
From: mphorn22
Subject: It is not what happened to my crabapple tree

No, It is not what happened to my crabapple tree.  Some of the leaves were tinged, yes.  But the small apples – about a 1/4″ in diameter were black and shriveled.  The pictures in the link below were nowhere evident.  And, the article said nothing about why – now – there’s no evidence of that disease!  Especially when the branches of both cedar and crabapple are touching.  There is no Juniper around, that I can see.  Most of the article in the link related to Juniper….hardly any of it to cedar.

I still say that the connecting factor here is in the kind of weed-killer used.  ROUND-UP is notorious for its horrible effects on the environment and on pollinators.   TICK WARRIORS, in my experience, is far above and beyond the Round-up effects yet does a superior job.

Sincerely,
Maryphyllis

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:05:49 -0400
From: Chatham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers <>
Subject: apples and cedars

This actually sounds like cedar-apple rust. Cedar trees and apples are the hosts of this fungus. It first forms on the cedar tree, and then infects the apples, which shrivel and die before ripening.

Here’s a good source for more information and some photos:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/diseases/rusts/cedar-apple-rust.aspx

Chatham County Extension Master Gardeners are available Monday and Thursday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, to help with your garden, lawn and landscape questions.

Contact us for gardening support:
919-545-2715

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