Black Knot Information
Black knot has been noticed on the trees in the Strathmore area. It is a fungus that grows on trees and gardeners needs to take action to keep the spores from spreading. This disease is common among plum and cherry trees and can kill the plant if left unchecked. The black tar like swellings take a couple years to mature and can produce large numbers of spores. Parks Staff have been working to remove affect material from Town responsible trees in Park areas. Residents are being asked to check their trees and remove affected material and dispose of properly to help stop the spread. The Recycle Yard has a bin for diseased branch material. For more information on Black knot and how to identify and control please check out the Alberta Agriculture website link: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/faq7622?opendocument Also you can check the Calgary CTV News story on the following link: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/black-knot-appears-on-blooming-branches-1.1818309

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