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Sooty canker is a fungal disease that tends to target mulberry trees. The fungal spores enter through cracks in the bark and proliferate in the wood, eventually causing cankers to appear on the. Rodents such as mice, voles and squirrels can cause serious damage to mulberries and other small fruit trees, stripping bark from exposed roots or the base of the trunk.
A normal lifespan of a Mulberry is somewhere in the 25 to 50 years. They can life longer, but not as likely. Yes, bark falling from the tree can mean the tree is stressed or diseased or yes, dying. I have a fondness also for the Mulberry Tree as we had one in a house we rented when my own children were small. Oh the snacking they did! Sep 21, It is one of the more common mulberry diseases and creates cankers or wounds in the tree trunk bark and branches and causes the foliage and woody tissues to wilt and then die back.
It takes hold in winter but its effects are most pronounced in the summer when brown wet rotting spots appear on the branches, the leaves wilt, the bark splits and splotches of black soot-like mold become visible.
May 26, Or you can replace it with a new tree, which will likely take years to real that tree's size. If you want to treat it, you can try spraying it with neem oil. It when to not trim trees both a fungicide and a pesticide and is systemic, so will be absorbed by the parts of the tree that you.
While shedding bark is normal for some tree species, bark peeling on fruit trees is often a sign of damage or disease. Bark loss can stunt fruit tree growth, reduce vigor and cause tree death.