Sick Crabapple Tree

Asked May 23, 2017, 5:10 PM EDT

I have one crab apple tree out of my about 15 that I have planted in my yard that is absolutely sick. I'm wondering if there's anyway of figuring out what it is and if there's a way to save the tree. The trunk of the tree is nice and thick and looks very health.y I don't see anything at the base of the tree. I do see a fungus of some sort at the crown of the tree before the branches go out. The leaves are brown and the fruit is shriveled. I know that's not much to go on but I'll try to send pictures to.


1 Response

The photos show only portions of the tree. However, if the photos represent the condition of the tree as a whole, recovery is unlikely.

The fungal growth indicates that affected branches are dead or dying. Injuries including winter damage that occurred months or even years ago could account for this.

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