Liz – Sadly my White Oak here in Lexington, Kentucky is suffering badly from the fungal disease anthracnose.
As recommended I’ve put two bags of shredded bark mulch around the base leaving a small, two inch, gap between this and the tree to allow it to breathe.
I’ve also pruned as much of the diseased leaves as I could reach, which have been bagged then disposed of and not composted.
Hopefully the tree will limp through the rest of the year, even though there is little good looking greenery left, and will regenerate next year.
Mike – Following my comments last month I’ve had another good look and can see no fruit on the Plum tree so I think that I was right about most of the blossom being blown off before it could form.
However walking round the tree I did find these three plums on the ground. Normally the ground all around the tree would be covered with these but I’ll be surprised if I find any more. The biggest of these is about the colour and size they generally are.
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