Hazelnut tree blight

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by flowercents, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. flowercents

    flowercents Active Member 10 Years

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    I have a large hazelnut tree growing in our backyard, and it has quite a few brown leaves here and there throughout the tree this summer. It also has black spots on the trunk similar to pictures I have seen online. At first I thought it was from the lack of rain but now I think it may have eastern filbert blight. Is there anything I can do to save this tree besides spraying?
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The farmers have been taking their nut orchards down because of the blight.
    The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (Agassiz), 604-796-2221, may be able to advise and suggest a replacement nut tree if you like.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Blight resistant cultivars developed by Oregon State University are on the market here.
     
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    Contact an arborist.
     

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