Tree Borer

Asked March 29, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT

I had Plum tree die, presumably from borers, last summer. See attached photo. Its location was adjacent to a wooded area. 1) Should a period of time go by before planting another tree in that general location? The plan is to replace it with a White Fringe tree. 2) What should I watch for and do to be proactive against another attack? Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Plum and peach of the genus ,Prunus are more susceptible than a native white fringe tree to tree borers. The one consideration when planting the white fringe tree is to plant in an area with good drainage.Insects are not a problem. Good choice.