cedar apple rust

Asked May 18, 2017, 4:59 PM EDT

Hi! We found what appears to be cedar apple rust on a Juniper tree that is slated to come down next week. There are apple trees within .25 miles of this tree and we don’t want to contribute to the spread of this fungus or potentially harm the apple trees. Its removal is part of a development that is also taking down other trees which will be chipped. Is it ok to leave it as is and proceed with the removal or should the fungus be removed first? Thank you!!

Hennepin County Minnesota cedar apple rust

1 Response

Remove and put the fungal mass in a bag as soon as possible to limit the number of infections next year.
http://extension.illinois.edu/focus/index.cfm?problem=cedar-apple-rust