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Question: 914-1413
My wind break for my fruit trees is presenting a problem. I am using white pine and thinking of using cedars. I was told that cedars could affect the fruit. Roger, Nikomis, IL

Mort's Answer:
Juniperus virginiana acts as an alternate host for a fungus that will live in the fruit trees during the summer. In late spring you will see a bloom of fungus spores that appear as a flower. These spores are prolific and horrific for your trees. White pine will also harbor a rust that can infect fruit trees. I would suggest upright yews or the white cedars, arborvitae planted between the present barrier and the trees. You can eliminate the white pine as the new barrier grows. In the meantime plan on spraying frequently for fungi.

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