Identifying Health Problems With Your Fruit Trees
You have beautiful fruit trees, but you think something might be wrong with them; how do you know that your fruit trees have a health problem? The easiest way is to call tree care professionals to come have a look. They are trained experts and can give you an answer quickly. If your fruit trees are doing any of the following you may need the help of the experts.
If your fruit trees are prematurely dropping their fruit, losing the majority of their leaves, lacking blossoms, creating disfigured fruit, have yellow or unsightly leaves, etc. these are all signs that something is wrong.
By the time you notice diseased or damaged branches, fruit, or leaves you will have to cut out the afflicted parts, because if you don’t the tree will use all its nourishment and energy to the damaged branches trying to restore them. That energy should be going to keep the more robust branches healthy. If left unattended it will lead to more healthy branches deteriorating. At the very least prune the unhealthy parts back to a healthy section.
Once harvest has started and the fruit is its final ripening phase, pick the fruit from the tree but also pick the fruit that has landed on the ground. Even in cases where you feel the fruit is not edible pick and place in your compost, because if you leave the fruit to go rotten it creates the perfect environment for disease and unwanted insect pests which can travel to the rest of the tree. So rake up all the dropped fruit for the health of your tree.
Nurturing a fruit tree for its entire life may sound a little overwhelming but it’s not. Care begins the first day you plant it and as long as you are giving the fruit tree what it needs you reduce the risk of having problems. Having tree care professionals come in annually is money well spent.