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Dead Apple tree

Discussion in 'Trees' started by Johnnie, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Johnnie

    Johnnie Apprentice Gardener

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    I have 2 apple trees (over 60 years old ). This year one is going to produce a good crop while the other is completeley dead (no green on it ) the trees are close together and last year the dead one produced some fruit although less than previous years what causes this ? Disease or age?
     
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    Hi @Johnnie well 60yrs is a good age but past its prime.. The reason it has not come back could be because of Phytophthora Root Rot and also maybe because it hasn't been pruned for a long time could have added to it.. Have a read here
     
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      Thanks Marley, as you will see i'm a complete novice so thanks for the infirmation
       
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      • Marley Farley

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        If you decide to replace it don’t re-plant in the same area either choose a new site for it..:thumbsup:
         
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        Johnnie, old age (could be over 60?) or disease....could be anything and we can only guess really

        Remove it asap :)
         
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        Thanks again for all your help. Tree has been cut down and am awaiting better half's instructions
         
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