What is happening to my Horse Chestnut tree?
There are two current issues affecting Horse chestnut trees (Aesculus x hippocastanum):
The leaves are going brown and crispy in the mid summer - this is caused by a moth laying its eggs within the leaves. It is not considered significant to the trees health.There is no control, however, removing all fallen leaves from the site will help reduce incidents the following year.
Black/rusty brown ooze from the trunk and cracking up the bark - this is caused by a bacteria and is commonly known as 'Bleeding Canker'. This can be significant to a trees health and structural integrity and advice should be sought from a suitably qualified arboricultralist. There is no cure.
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