Tree following, July 2020

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.



Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.  If you want to know more about it then please click on the link over on the right-hand side.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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14 Responses to Tree following, July 2020

  1. Liz says:

    Mike, you and I appear to be having a strange time with our respective trees! Thanks for posting my observations on your blog.

  2. Sherrie says:

    Sorry to hear about your Plum tree…some of our fruit trees don’t have fruit this year…maybe the same thing happened to them…have a great day!

    • Flighty says:

      Sherrie hello, and welcome. There were some very windy days when it was in full blossom which I think was the problem. Thanks, and you too. xx

  3. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, that’s very sad about the oak!

  4. Oh dear! A bit disappointing for you both, but interesting from the point of view of understanding garden problems!
    Best of luck 🙂

  5. snowbird says:

    Here’s to both trees doing better next year!xxx

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