Mountain Ash > Trunk/Branches > Cracks in trunk or branches
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- Branch cankers have dark, sunken & cracked bark, sapwood is streaked reddish brown
- Drops of sticky honey colored liquid can be seen on infected plant parts in warm wet weather
- Infected leaves wilt, turn gray then dark brown
- Young shoots bend over forming a "shepherd's crook"
- Infected blossoms first turn gray, then black
- Infected leaves & blossoms remain attached to the tree, often even in winter
- Infected fruit are shriveled and discolored
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- Vertical splits or sunken dead areas of trunk or branches that are primarily on the south and southwest side
- Occurs during winter, often noticed early spring
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- Leaves on girdled branches wilt, die and turn brown
- Small blister like spots on branches exude, watery fluid
- Branch infections grow to cracked, flakey, orange canker
- Sunken brown spots on fruit, can grow to rot part or all of fruit
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