Tree damage (trimmer)

Kawizx62003

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Richmond, VA

Ditta&Sons

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looks like some have lichens, which is not harmful at all, thats the greyish fungus/algea looking growths on the bark
do any of them have oozing cankers? id say the pic with the dying branches is blight and the affected branches should be removed,, unless its all over the tree, then remove tree.
Are they fruit trees?
 
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Kawizx62003

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Richmond, VA
Thanks. Looked it up and looks exactly they same. Would damage from trimmer basically make the tree more susceptible to the disease?
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Patriot Services

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Tampa FL
The most damge to trees from trimmers is girdling. Either wrap the base, install a mulch ring or learn a little trimmer discipline. Throttle back and easily pull the grass away. If the bark is more than 50% gone around the base the will die. Gly and pre ems are usually not a good idea and damage the tree as well. I personally prefer selling ring beds which add value and interest to the landscape.
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