I have an apple tree in my garden which has some unwelcome visitors namely ants which are blazing a trail up and down my tree leaving grooves in several places. Is this damaging the tree in any way? Last year I had a bumper crop but this year I can count them on two hands. I would welcome any advice . thanks
24 Nov 2011 15:29
hello i need your help on apple and pear tree my apple tree gave me loads of apples but they all had black patches on them and i dont know what it is or what caused this to happen the tree is 6 years old. to my pear tree it is also 6years old but this year as given me no pears at all, could you please help me thank you ann.
19 Aug 2015 19:36
I am suffering a repeat of what i think is apple sooty blotch.
The photograph introducing the problem page is identical to the appearance of my apples.
I treated my tree to the grease band and a tar wash in the spring. It is situated in a south facing part of the garden and has not been subjected to more than the normal rainfall for the Derby area.
The tree is a James Grieve and is 18 years old. It is a good producer, but has had a large number of windfalls this year.
Please any ideas what treatment i can give it for next year.