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Joshua Hanzman

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Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« on: February 23, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Hey all, my new logwood might have something wrong with it, I hope to God it's fixable, I fell in love with this tree right away. Here are the problems

1) The leaves are very quickly falling off, here is something that looks like it is causing the leaves to drop. Anyone know what this is??

2) The wood is quite rotted, and I'm removing the rotted wood and found some burrowing bugs, and I need to know whether I can get rid of them without boring into the tree as I want it to settle in first.
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 08:25 PM »
a few more pictures, let me know if these are not clear enough please

They almost look like scratches, brown scratches at first, more progressed ones almost look like burns, like the way toilet paper burns, making holes that extend from the initial point of the brown scratch.
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 02:54 AM »
come on peeps, 12 views and not a soul could muster up a link?
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 06:26 AM »
Joshua... Is this tree new to you?
Have you contacted the former owner for thoughts?
The bugs you mention in the rotted wood.. Is there pictures?
I do not know that I can help, but more knowledgeable members will need to see the bug...or borer.
Yes to removing the rot.. Completely if possible use wood hardener on the wood that remains but NOT
On an exposed cambium.
Good luck and I'm sure others will respond...in time
Jay
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 07:25 AM »
Damn those weeds grew fast. :o

I think that trees will to live is lost, robbed by the weeds.

Pull em. And it will live.

Looks really good in that pot!
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 08:40 AM »
I'd 2nd the recommendation to contact the previous owner.  If this wasn't his only logwood (what species is that) then he's likely to have already dealt with this issue.  If he hasn't, then you probably want him to know that it arrived to you with a pre-existing condition if things don't go well.

Also, wood hardener seems to only delay the inevitable.  (And I'd get rid of the weeds also.  (Which makes me wonder, if this was a recent-repot, why are there a bunch of weeds in the pot...)
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 09:49 AM »
Thanks all, dealing with all kinds of problems right, Thermo test @ 2:30, fruit fly culture for my dart frogs show up broken (which means hundreds of fruitflies on mom's marble countertops), and the logwood...

The logwood was slipped pot into this, I just bought it, and those are not weeds but rather 2 kinds of baby tears, Im trying baby tears on tropicals because I cannot get moss to grow, this is the next best thing as far as I can think of.
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Joshua:

Try using Bayer Advance Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed. We use it a lot with our tropicales and is very effective.

Regards

Pedro
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 03:03 PM »
Nice , Dart frogs?    Some pics!   8)
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 01:48 AM »
I think it may be a kind of Helminthosporium , sounds exactly like whats going with me.

http://www.spring-green.com/leaf-spot.aspx

Gonna try the Bayers thanks  ortiz, and I did contact the owner like you guys said, so we'll see...
 

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Re: Please help! My new logwood may be infected
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 07:09 AM »
Joshua, glad to hear you may have found the problem with the leaves.
I am still concerned for your tree with regard to the bugs in the rotted wood.
Have you figured out what those bugs are? Some bugs can be serious
Jay
 

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 04:37 PM »
No jay i have not yet figured out wut the bug was, but it was long, resembling a millipede, and i haven't found any others, thanks for yourconcern! . Now as far as the leaves go although i think i narrowed down the genus i am lost on the species, so i will try something generic in hopes that  it will work. If that doesn't work, then maybe I'll try looking at it under the microscope and go from there =/

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