Apricot tree wilting

Asked April 21, 2019, 6:50 PM EDT

I have a young apricot tree planted last year. This year the tree is very weak or dying. The tiny green foliage appear then next day they start to wilt. It feels like water is not getting to the green foliage. The trunk is covered by these tiny horizontal slits I’m not sure if this is a disease. But the tree is wilting and dying altogether

Alameda County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question. There are a number of apricot tree leaf issues, some discussed here: http://fruitandnuteducation.ucdavis.edu/fruitnutproduction/Apricot/Apricot_Pests/Apricot_Diseases_Disorders/ I think you should take your photos and leaf samples to your county Extension office: http://cealameda.ucanr.edu/ Be sure to take a picture of the entire tree, as well, so that staff there can detect patterns. Good luck!