Month: February 2016

Why are there so many dead fruit trees in Denver?

“Why is my fruit tree dead?”

If you’re a homeowner in Denver and Douglas County, there’s a good chance you may be asking that same question. The Mother’s Day frost of May 10th wiped out a variety of fruit trees: apple, cherry, plum, and pear. If you have a fruit tree that didn’t bloom this year, there’s a chance it’s a victim of the frost and maybe even tree diseases. (CSU Extension Horticulture)

Fungal diseases in fruit trees

A sub-freezing cold snap like the Mother’s Day blizzard can weaken and shock a tree’s vascular system.