Can you help my Apricot Tree please?
Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
I have a superb apricot tree that had 90 fruits last year, lots of blossom this spring and now has some fruit. The tree appears to be dying in patches. A central trunk has produced about 12 branches and 2 of these more central ones have died. To one side another set of branches with lots of new growth is wilting badly and has not recovered with watering. Will the whole tree die? What is likely to be causing this? There are no obvious bugs and the leaves are green with pink fresh growth. The garden is south facing. The tree is surrounded with lawn and flower beds. All local plants are healthy. It is about 9 years old and I live in South Wales. Many thanks There is no obvious trauma to the base or the branches. This was quite sudden.
- 18 May, 2011