Dry apple tree tips

Asked April 30, 2017, 10:18 PM EDT

The leaves on the ends of the branches of our Pink Lady apple tree are drying up. Not all of the leaves just the ones on the end tips of the branches.

Butte County California

2 Responses

I am sorry to say that looks like fire blight a bacterial disease of apples and pears. The initial infection occurs with a rain during bloom and now the bacteria is in the stems and moving down the shoot into the tree. You should cut the affected limbs off. There is really no treatment for the tree after the infection is inside. If the bacteria makes it to the trunk the tree may die.
Here is a link to more information.

Thank you for your help.