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#3439223 - 11/06/13 01:19 PM Saving my apple trees
Steverino
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THe house I bought has some fruit trees including apple. However the apples trees which were producing fruit seem to have died. This in an area where it was supposed to be wet this year. The only hint was the former care taker used weed killer around them - would this be enough to kill them off? And once theyve lost their leaves is it game over or theres a possibility of them coming back next spring?
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#3441696 - 11/08/13 05:14 AM Re: Saving my apple trees [Re: Steverino]
mike243
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Id leave them till spring & if they don't leaf out make some smoking wood with them, chicken is good with apple smoke lol
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#3457100 - 11/17/13 01:16 PM Re: Saving my apple trees [Re: mike243]
Diehard Hunter
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Did you let the grass grow up around them? If so, check the bases of the trees for signs of chewing. Voles may have killed them. That is why the former owner used weed killer around them.
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#3466140 - 11/22/13 01:08 PM Re: Saving my apple trees [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Steverino
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I'm not down there yet however will have my caretaker check it out or I will next spring when we move. Thanks.
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