Posted: 09/07/2016 at 00:25
Shot hole disease, Passionate. Trees are much more susceptible when there is lots of wet weather about (ring any bells?!) Some tips here:
Due to the unavailability of suitable fungicides these days (withdrawn as they were found to be toxic or carcinogenic to humans and other animals), your best bet is to remove the worst affected parts and clear the ground when the leaves have all dropped in winter. Lay a couple of inches of well-rotted manure under the tree as a mulch after clearing all dead leaves (which should be burnt) which will cover any spores on the ground and help feed the tree so it will be stronger and better able to fight off infection in the spring. You could also give the trunk and branches a spray with a 'winter tree wash' in winter which also reduce the chances of it coming back next year.
Last edited: 09 July 2016 00:32:52