horse chestnut blight?

Jacinta Byrne asked 12 years ago

One of the horse chestnuts in the garden died this past winter, and now this one looks like this, which could be early autumn normal activity but I feel it’s too early (this started in mid-August) and wonder if it could be chestnut blight I’ve heard about. If so, is there anything that we could do to save it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
Chestnut trees have suffered from wind damage in early summer and drought on lighter soils.

There is a disease called horse chestnut bleeding canker which causes weeping from the trunk of main limbs and can kill trees. There is no treatment for this.