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Pecan Tree Outgrowing it's Bark

Posted by David Nix , Apr 05,2005,15:16       Forum

I have 3 pecans (variety unknown) approximately 12 years old that are healthy trees in general although pecans are scarce. The problem is with the branches. The inside of the branches is becoming exposed and the outer layer, I call it bark because I do not know what it is called, is healthy but opening up all along the branches. There is no insects, sap, seeping, wet spots, etc. The outside is just opening up and you can see the "stick" inside. The larger portion of the branches and the trunk are not exhibiting this problem. The branch is healthy other than that with leaves growing as usual.

I bought the land these trees are on approximately 4 years ago and the problem is getting a little worse since then although only slightly. They could have been under/over watered, fertilized, etc.

David Nix

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