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Jun 15, 2020 3:37 AM CST
|Please help. I bought this Rowan tree about 4 months ago in memory of my Mum. I planted it in a very large planter because I'm moving soon and didn't want to leave the tree.
It was looking really healthy. But it was getting really blown about by the wind as it had only a small bamboo cane as a stake. So I put stronger tree stake in held by rubber tree ties. I made sure I was well away from the roots when I put the stakes in, no rubbing on the bark etc.
Its been healthy for about a month and then suddenly it started to wilt and the leaves are all going brown. It looks like it is dying and I'm gutted to say the least.
I watered it every day through the recent drought. I've drilled holes in the bottom of the planter and raised it on bricks.
I just don't know what I have done wrong.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Jun 15, 2020 7:06 AM CST
|It't probably impossible to diagnose the problem from photos, but you may consider fire blight, as you are in the right geographical region. You can see some examples and read about it on a number of Internet sites.
Not good news if it is. There is no cure and anything you can attempt on a young tree will be very hard on it.
Maybe examine the bark in the affected area and, if damaged, check for the diagnostic signs under the bark as in the article.
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