Essex County, Virginia

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Peach tree dropping leaves in July

We have a peach tree that is about 10 years old and has been quite healthy. I pruned it back in the Spring and it responded beautifully. Now, it is dropping yellow leaves. Is that normal due to extreme heat or should I be concerned?


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Essex County VA over 2 years ago

Is this corn or a weed?

Since I live within sight of a granary, I first thought I had corn growing in my bed of weeds but the seed head has white beads. This is the second new weed I have found this summer. The other was a creeping cucumber which wasn't unattractive but seems to be prolific.


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Essex County VA over 6 years ago

Photo's of my question..............

I just sent a request for help with my tree but had problems with the photos, I think this worked. It has turned black and is oozing a clear (I believe) liquid, the bark can be pulled off, woodpeckers appear to enjoy the black flies that are all over the heaviest secretion, it drips from the limbs. The tree is about 25 feet tall, in a group of crape myrtles, moist due to heavy rains this season. Lots of older trees down driveway. I love this tree and hope not to loose it. I would like to ask another question, when putting a nail in another tree trunk (won't do again) liquid began running down the trunk, like I turned on a slow faucet. This tree I am afraid is dead. Both are maples I believe. The tree with the black bark appears to be getting buds but not the second tree, please help me. Local Home Improvement are trying to sell me all kinds of stuff but I don't think they know about trees, just selling stuff. I appreciate this so much.


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Essex County VA almost 4 years ago

Only our red oaks have this problem.

2 months ago we noticed every red oak on our farm had a problem. The leaves all over the trees began to curl upwards showing the backs of the leaves. These leaves shrunk, curled tighter and are now brown and falling .leaving the trees with about 1/4 the original leaves. No new leaves appeared almost as if the trees are unable to recuperate. We have 186 acres of mixed hardwoods under good management but every single red oak is sick! We have corn and soybean fields but if this is herbicide drift, nothing else is affected. There are no weeping sores on the bark, no serious insect presence, trees in the interior of the forest are affected equally to those surrounding the fields and in our yard, and all ages of red oaks are affected. This does not appear to be oak wilt, oak decline or bacterial wilt.


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Essex County VA over 3 years ago

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