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Plum tree with dying leaves

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 16:37

Thank you SO MUCH for the feedback!  I'll post some photos of the plum tree and look at the silver leaf link you posted.  


Plum tree with dying leaves

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 00:40

I have a plum tree that I inherited that's probably at least 20 years old that has patches of leaves that have been turning brown this summer and then eventually dry up and die.  This is happening all over the tree and I'm afraid it may be dying.  So I asked at a local nursery, showed them a photo of the trunk and leaves.  Some say a plum tree usually only lives about 20 years and that it's "done", some say I had beetles (because there were a few little sap bubbles on the main trunk) and now I don't know what to believe!  I was told to try to treat the beetle problem so I used a recommended pesticide that the roots spread to the rest of the tree but that I can't eat the fruit next year because it will be affected.  Could the problem be that I gave it a pretty big pruning last winter because it hadn't been pruned in many many years, or could it be beetles or could it have lived it's full life and is now dying?

Any help would be greatly appreciated because I'm just now learning about how to care for a bunch of old growth trees that I've inherited.

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 00:15

OK I know how to garden but am not that computer savvy .... I have 4 messages from my peach leaf curl post but I don't know how to read them 

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 23:31
I'm battling peach leaf curl on a well established dwarf peach tree (10 + years old) that has increased because of a particularly wet spring here in San Diego California and I need help!

Because the tree hadn't been sufficiently pruned in a few years (it is in my mom's yard and as she declined which lead to her passing last year, was unable to consistently prune). So I heavily pruned in January of this year and got a spray recommended by Home Depot to stop potential leaf curl and covered the tree.

Flowers and leaves budded and opened beautifully but now the tree is heavily covered with big ugly leaf curl. There are a lot of tiny peaches too.

From what I've read it says to spray to treat the curl before leaves and flowers bud. So is there *anything* I can do now to save this year's crop and help the health of the tree? I'll be just sick if the tree dies.

The tree had some leaf curl in the past but never as bad as it does now.

Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated! :)

Jamie in San Diego
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