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    Mark_Riga is online now Rooter
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    Thanks for the reply ameno. I don't think the fungus is the problem. The wood where the snaps are looks healthy enough but a bit dry. I think i'll take some off the longer branches this winter and may be thin the fruit out next year and see how it goes. The longest branch to snap is about 14', pictured

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Riga View Post
    Thanks for the reply ameno. I don't think the fungus is the problem. The wood where the snaps are looks healthy enough but a bit dry. I think i'll take some off the longer branches this winter and may be thin the fruit out next year and see how it goes. The longest branch to snap is about 14', pictured

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    actually looks very healthy for an old tree .

    My advice would be to use a pruning saw to cut the snapped branch tight back to the trunk now and clean the surface especially the cut bark smooth with a sharp knife. Pruning well the tree is not dormant gives a better chance for it to start healing over any wounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Pruning well the tree is not dormant gives a better chance for it to start healing over any wounds.
    I was going to wait till I collected the apples off the branch but there are so many on the rest of the tree I don't need to. I'll cut it off tomorrow and look what the damage is where another bit snapped off.
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