Friday, March 21, 2008

Landscape - Maintenance to Reduce Disease in Yellow and Red Twigged Dogwood

Now is time to perform maintenance on yellow and red twigged dogwood to remove diseases. The following is a short article on the subject.

If Botryosphaeria canker has been a problem on red or yellow twigged dogwood, rejuvenation pruning now can remove most of the old cankered wood and allow new vigorous stems to develop that are resistant to infection. Now is a good time to inspect the shrubs and look for the girdling stem cankers that kill the stems. If stem cankers are found, remove that old wood.

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