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  • Eutypa dieback
  • Brown rot blossom and twig blight
  • Shothole borer

Use the photos below to identify symptoms. Names link to more information on identification and management.

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Eutypa dieback
Eutypa dieback
Identification tip: Eutypa causes limbs or twigs to wilt and die suddenly in late spring or summer with the leaves still attached.

Eutypa dieback
Eutypa dieback wood symptoms
Identification tip: Infected areas in the interior of the wood are discolored brown.

Eutypa dieback
Eutypa dieback
Identification tip: Symptoms include amber-colored gumming and wood discoloration.
Brown rot twig canker
Brown rot blossom and twig blight
Identification tip: Look for dying shoots with wilted leaves. Leaves will continue to cling to the dead shoot throughout the following season.

Shothole borer
Shothole borer
Identification tip: Look for emergence holes in the bark.

 

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