Plum Trees

Plum Leaves Drop Early

lucifer added on September 24, 2012 | Answered

The leaves of my plum tree are turning black and seem to be falling earlier than usual. I recently had a fence put up and the roots may have been disturbed but I wouldn't think that that would cause a problem.

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Answered on October 8, 2012

It sounds like you have a fungus. Disturbing the roots probably did not have a direct effect, but it may have weakened the tree a little, which made it more susceptible to fungal infestation. Treat the tree with a fungicide and this should clear up the leaf drop and the black leaves.

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