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Problem with new Olive Tree - Help!!

Postby Shayski » Wed May 14, 2014 2:06 pm

Hi there,

I live in Perth, and am new to the gardening scene. My young olive tree receives full sun for the second half of the day.

I have attached a couple of pictures where you can see there are some small bumps which extend to all the branches and you will also see some lesions. Is this some kind of fungal infection? Or perhaps it's normal?

Any help is appreciated :)
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Re: Problem with new Olive Tree - Help!!

Postby Keo » Thu May 15, 2014 11:03 am

Bumps are normal, but can't see your lesions very well. They look a bit like damage marks from being scraped but hard to tell without a better photo?
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Re: Problem with new Olive Tree - Help!!

Postby tam » Thu May 15, 2014 7:14 pm

Shayski watch that tie on the bottom. it will cut into the trunk if it gets too tight as the trunk swells.
The best way is 2 stakes with the tree tied with a softer material.
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Re: Problem with new Olive Tree - Help!!

Postby greg.l » Fri May 16, 2014 8:25 am

The little white bumps are called lenticels, all trees have them but they can be very variable. They are like the stomata on leaves, they allow the branches to breathe.
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Re: Problem with new Olive Tree - Help!!

Postby Shayski » Mon May 19, 2014 11:49 am

Thank you for all your help. I will get onto changing the stakes immediately!
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