The power of JM”s to recover from disease

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  1. Jaybee63

    Jaybee63 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Die back from pathogen can be rapid and often totally kills a tree. Hopefully it’s spotted before travelling to the main trunk and can be removed or the treee compartmentalises the affected branch.
    Sometimes I don’t catch the disease early enough to remove the affected limb and if in the main trunk, will cut the tree down to a stump above the graft.
    Here’s some pictures showing a tree just starting to bud back, another a little further along and lastly, one that had this treatment a few year’s back.
    They have all been saved and will recover.
     

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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Good morning @Jaybee63, a very good thread that gives everybody hope if their tree has this problem. @ROEBUK had a similar problem I believe and he cut his down to a stump and it did come back. Good strong root system makes a difference.
    As you say though vigilance is the key.
     
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    opusoculi Active Member

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    Yes, a "good strong root system makes a difference", so "vigilance is a key ».

    Conversely, insufficient and underdeveloped roots make maples vulnerable to airborne disease, mainly bacteriosis.
    In that case, soil or subtract are the key.
     
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    This Yezo nishiki is an example of what you are referring to I think. It was a 10 ft tall tree 2 years ago and in spring one year just died off. We cut the dead away and were left with a stump that budded. Couldn’t really see definitively where the graft was, but I think that I have growth that looks like what the growth was before. Never was really red even in spring. Anyway we are trying to guide some of the branches up to make a leader of sorts.
     

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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Success stories, they can't be beaten IMHO. Great thread started by Jaybee63.
     
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