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Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:55

Thank you

It is a bit disheartening when there is nothing you can do and just have to sit and watch all these plants dying in your garden and when you think that your garden may be a killer to other peoples pride and joy. I love my trees going along the fences, hate seeing a plain fence so my plant some clematis of something in their place.

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:29

Thank you Dovefromabove.

I will check some of these out.

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:46

Hi to you both

I did check for any bootlace threads and I did find some sort of thread but it just looked like fibre from the root. Did is smell of mushroom, not sure, but it did have a smell of sorts. I live quite high up so although we have had more than usual rain fall we have never been flooded. The thing that concerns me is that I have lived here for 20 years and I was told by my neighbour that my garden used to be full of trees and that the previous tenant had had them removed. We have always had mushroom/toadstool looking fungus come through the lawn and have always put it down to the old stumps rotting and nothing to worry about. In about August 2012 I had a greengage tree that was full of fruit suddenly die on me and in April the following year my son pulled this out with no effort at all (root and all) as he was worried that it may fall down. Because of this I think that I will remove the apple tree that I said had lots of fruit on but very little foilage just in case and I may even think about the remaining trees I have on the other side of the garden. Thank you for your help both of you, much appreciated.

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:11

Fingers crossed I hope it isn't either. The trees I have are all espalier growing along my fence and my neighbour liked mine so much she has done the same. I will have to ask her if she has any problems.

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:29

Hello pansyface

Some of these symptoms certainly match. I pulled up the 2 trees that died and was able to pull them up root and all with no problems, so the roots were certainly dead, but I must admit I was not looking for any white fungus material around them. I will check this out tonight. Thank you.

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:43

This year 2 of my fruit trees have died on me. My conference pear (has give me abundance of fruit over the past 10 years) started to bud this year but suddenly died back and a apple tree didn't bud or put our leaves this year. A third tree has got a lot of fruit on but very sparce on foilage. These trees are all in a line next to one another. Does anyone know of problems this year? 



Posted: 30/04/2013 at 11:57

rags wrapped round the trunk then coat with vasaline works for me.

Dead fruit Trees?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:48

Hi Jan My Greengage looked unhappy last year the leaves and branches started browning very quickly and the fruit on it rotted very quickly around about the same time as yours. See my blog on this section named Greengage tree dated 22/4/13. I have 6 other fruit trees (7 altogether) and had an abundance of fruit from all of them. I think you need to do the scratch test on the branch and if it is still green underneath there is still life.

Conference pears

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 12:54

Thanks Stephen I do prune them once a year after all the fruit have been picked. When should they be pruned again.

Conference pears

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 15:54

Thank you I do pick them when they are still firm but they don't seem to ripen very well. Could try juicing, I have never tried that. I will try again to google and see if I can get any further info. Thank you all for your comments.

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