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May 18, 2020 3:13 AM CST
Sheffield
Hi

I have an apple tree in my garden planted few weeks ago. It has recently got brown spots on its leaves but has no damages on its branches. A gardener told me it is an early stages of canker and it should be taken out . Otherwise it will going to infect other trees. Is that true.

Thanks


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May 18, 2020 4:32 AM CST
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You planted it too deep in the ground and it can't transpire moisture correctly. Take the top two inches off the top of root ball to allow the moisture to evaporate better. I think you got it soon enough to reverse the damage. If too much moisture remains in the root zone, you will develop a fungus.
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May 18, 2020 11:21 AM CST
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oneeyeluke said:You planted it too deep in the ground and it can't transpire moisture correctly. Take the top two inches off the top of root ball to allow the moisture to evaporate better. I think you got it soon enough to reverse the damage. If too much moisture remains in the root zone, you will develop a fungus.


How would you know that without seeing the rest of the tree?

Mjkihsm2, can you post photos of the entire tree including the leaves, trunk and soil around the tree? Are all the leaves affected? Or just the ones you picked off? How are you watering?
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May 18, 2020 2:16 PM CST
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oneeyeluke said:You planted it too deep in the ground and it can't transpire moisture correctly. Take the top two inches off the top of root ball to allow the moisture to evaporate better. I think you got it soon enough to reverse the damage. If too much moisture remains in the root zone, you will develop a fungus.


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