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My 30 year old pepper tree has suddenly developed dry and dead branches and the new growth is not healthy looking.And I have noticed tumor like things are all over the trunk and the bark is dry and flakey is this a disease?

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Kevin:
From your description, there may be some internal problems to the trunk and/or branches.  These may be insect or disease related.  Depending on the height and accessibility, try to prune out the affect branches and discard.  Not so sure about the tumors- if possible take and send a closeup and distant photo of these structures. Be sure the photos are in focus by reviewing them on your computer before sending.

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Steve  

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Dr Stephen Vann

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Plant Diseases and Disorders of Lawn Grasses, Trees, Vegetables,and Ornamentals

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Plant Diseases Identification and Management

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B.S. Botany --- Miss. State Univ. M.S. Plant Pathology --- Miss. State Univ. Ph.D. Plant Pathology --- Texas A & M Univ.

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