Serviceberry tree with failure to thrive

Asked June 12, 2018, 11:08 PM EDT

We have a single serviceberry tree which was initially damaged by deer rubbing antlers on the stems. It has had cedar-apple rust for at least 2 years. Is there anything I can do to save it or should we get it removed? It did have some flowers earlier. The berries now have numerous orange projections on the exterior surfaces. The tree does not appear to be flourishing.

Baltimore County Maryland serviceberry rust deer rubbing tree

1 Response

Serviceberry is very susceptible to rust diseases. You can send us photos of the tree and damage so we can see what you are dealing with.

mh