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Cytospora Canker, a fungal disease that can affect many species of trees and shrubs, can be managed by pruning and removing affected branches. Pruning tools should be sanitized after use to avoid spread of the fungus. Dead or diseased bark should be removed to allow the area to dry out. There are some fungicides available that can protect against the fungus. These are particularly effective when applied during periods of new growth. Because the disease mostly affects weak or injured trees, maintaining the overall health and vigor of trees is the best preventative measure.