WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY TREES?
This Spring we have lost a pear tree and a hawthorn tree that has been a bit sick since we first planted it 5 years ago - on the suppliers advice we tried moving it but that did not work. Now another of the trees planted at that time appears to be dying - the blossom has died on the tree before it managed to flower but so far the last of the three looks really healthy. The fruit trees seem to have developed a canker but the hawthorns were not affected by it. Have treated all trees affected by the canker and so far they appear to be fruiting okay. The laurel and another tree seem to be dropping their leaves as though it is autumn. Lack of water or feeding has been suggested, but we take care of that. The local suppliers do not seem to have a clue.