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Jim Bob

  • Joined Mar 2018
Apple trees
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:13:25 pm »
I have 6 Apple trees which I planted 5 years ago. All was progressing well this spring with all 6 growing new leaves & flowers. However over the period of a week 2 of the Apple treees lost any leaves they had grown and now are virtually bare and nothing appears to be growing. Are they dormant or RIP? CAnt understand it all all. The remaining 4 are flourishing.
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Apple trees
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 10:09:35 pm »
We were at Harlow Carr yesterday, ( RHS garden), and I noticed some trees looking very unhappy, drooping leaves, some herbaceous wilted.
I am struggling to keep up with watering, a large holly hedge has lost a lot of leaves, I can hear them just dropping as when I'm near.

Has it been very dry? Have you watered them at all?

doganjo

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Re: Apple trees
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:41:10 pm »
Check the trunks - mine were ringbarked by deer and rabbits and showing similar symptoms
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Apple trees
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 03:36:34 am »
good point doganjo, also check no ties have been left on and throttling the tree.

Jim Bob

  • Joined Mar 2018
Re: Apple trees
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 10:31:16 am »
Check rge trunks - mine were ringbarked by deer and rabbits and shiwing similar symptoms

Trunks ok. Have been protected since planting.

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Re: Apple trees
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 12:41:21 pm »
One of mine had a plastic cover - the kind that expands as they grow.  Bunnies got under it. 
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Apple trees
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 02:10:03 pm »
Voles can be a big problem knowing at ground level, local group planted a lot of trees on our land, and voles were their main concern (along with deer). Guards had to be wiggled into ground.

 

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