Anything related to growing your own food
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- Posts: 34
- Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:13 pm
- Location: California
- Grass Type: Bermuda Hybrid
- Lawn Size: 2500
- Mower: Mclane 20”
Hey everyone I am looking for some advice on trees, I have two fruitless mulberry trees that for the last 2 years have shed leaves all summer. Last fall I used Bayer tree and shrub on them which dried out the wounds on them and then trimmed them way back, I though I fixed the problem. I was wrong both are shedding leaves that yellow and fall AGAIN. Both trees have same symptoms, along with neighbors two trees as well. All four receive different amount (from a lot to none) of water, an trimming. I sprayed a copper tree fungicide a few weeks ago with no difference, had a pest guy check for termites an other bugs with no luck, (although I removed 2 carpenter bees from a large branch in one of them them last fall while trimming it) It’s a pain having to rake leaves daily when it’s 110f hoping someone has knowledge with this.
- Posts: 738
- Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:43 am
- Location: Western Mass (Zone 6A)
- Grass Type: Tall fescue/fine fescue/clover
- Lawn Size: 1/4 acre
- Mower: Toro Flex Force Model 20361T
Are they fruitless by choice? Mulberries are dioecious - meaning they have male and female trees. The males won't produce any fruit.
Tier 1 - I just want something green. Perennial "weeds" that stay green year round are welcome.
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- Posts: 17
- Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:30 pm
- Location: Southern NH
- Grass Type: Mix
- Lawn Size: 25,000 SF
- Mower: Toro
Are you trimming them off season? We had a mulberry and in NH it had to be trimmed around March. Our tree was broken in the wind and I really miss it!