Plum tree leaves turning yellow

Asked August 3, 2019, 10:52 AM EDT

Why are my plum tree leaves turning yellow and falling off? I think the variety is “superior”

Sherburne County Minnesota tree health plum trees leaf drop

1 Response

We don't have enough information to diagnose the problem.

The affected leaves are clear yellow which suggests that leaf diseases are not involved. Damage caused by borers, crown or root disorders might cause premature leaf drop but we can't confirm or rule out any of these by viewing the photos.

We suggest asking a certified arborist to assess the tree's health onsite and recommend a course of action.