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    KTSmith reacted to TCtreeswinger's post in the thread Bactericides and Fungicides with Like Like.
    Anthracnose wont kill an otherwise healthy tree. Drilling a tree yearly is gonna become problematic i dont care what sales reps say. The...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread What am I?.
    Indeed so. So the evidence is permissive yet not compelling. Box elder leaflets are variable to be sure. That’s the challenge of...
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    KTSmith reacted to ATH's post in the thread What am I? with Like Like.
    Those are leaflets. I know...it seems petty, but it makes a big difference. See the picture @Bango Skank posted? That drawing...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread What am I?.
    Does the tree have simple or compound leaves? Sorry to get all botany geeky here, but that's like near the top of the list that a...
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    There are lots of American chestnut plants out there. What the blight did was to shift the predominant growth form from a large...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread Red Maple decay.
    Looks like Guy made the right call....again! The bottom photo catches the imperfect (asexual) stage of that xylariaceous thing. Looks...
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    KTSmith reacted to JD3000's post in the thread Hey Look at My Crud... with Like Like.
    ODNR Forestry got back with me and it is moonseed, not kudzu
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    Happy to help!
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    Greetings Monica! I would start with effects of past action by the oriental fruit moth. https://ask.extension.org/questions/457227 Have...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread Maple.
    That's an interesting one! The more irregular splotches bring to mind Rhytisma salicinum, which the sharp-eyed would reckon to be on...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread Hey Look at My Crud....
    Does it have a vine-y growth habit? The pictures are nice and clear...but don't really show the critical characteristics! To whit: kudzu...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread WTH Is This?.
    I concur, post-emergence insect or mite galls. Lots of those rascals out there, most don't cause much of a problem. Demonstrates how...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread Is my tree dying?.
    Thanks Guy, I was wondering that as well. Hope that at least they saw vascular streaking...and knew what it was!
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    JD's bug observation makes sense to me. As for web blight caused by Rhizoctonia butinii, well, my contact with that genus is in damping...
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    KTSmith replied to the thread Heart Rot in Bur Oak (pic heavy).
    Great followup and pics. I didn't notice it until I read SL's post. That grey stuff looks right to be in the same family as Xylaria.
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