I recently transplanted a weeping mulberry tree. It does not appear to be doing well. Others in the neighborhood are lush and green. Mine has not changed much at all. The leaves are small and green (as of transplant time) but do not seem to be getting any bigger. Is mine just in shock or dying?
It is possible that the tree in going through some transplant shock. this article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
We have a corkscrew fruitless mulberry tree that has been growing well for the last five years. This year the tree sprouted leaves as normal, but now the leaves are curling up and falling off the tree leaving behind bare branches. The leaves do not have black spots nor do they turn yellow. Any idea what is affecting our tree? The tree is about eight feet tall with a trunk of 12 inches in circumference.
Did the leaves turn yellow before the fell? If so, your tree may be suffering from iron deficiency. Adding iron to the soil and using a foliar spray may help. Unfortunately, if that's not the case, most mulberry diseases prove fatal.
I live in a mobile home park and removing the tree is out of the question. The tree is 30 years old. When the berries fall, it makes my small yard unusable for a few months and causes stains in my carport and driveway and sometimes gets on people shoes and gets carried indoors. Is there something I can do about this situation, or do I just have to live with it?
There are sprays available that can reduce the tree's ability to produce fruit. They are sold as "fruit eliminator sprays". They are available at many nurseries and certainly online.
The growth at the top of my weeping mulberry tree is growing upwards instead of weeping. Why is that?
You need to prune and shape it to weep. Normally you should do pruning when the tree is dormant. Use sterile, sharp pruners and prune no more than 1/3 at a time.
What would cause bark on mulberry trees to look like it has been scratched on? I am trying to find out what is wrong with my fruitless mulberry trees. One of them has lost all the leaves and looks like the bark has been scratched out in spots. I have now noticed another one is starting to get the same way. I live in southern Az.
It may actually be animals. Deer or other antlered animals will use trees to rub their antlers on. This causes scratches and damage to the bark.
It may also be a canker fungus. There are several that can affect the trees. This guide will help you determine which it might be: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/SUL11.pdf
Our mulberry tree has yellow leaves and all the leaves have black spots on them.
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Will the roots destroy gas lines if too close?
It is hard to say. Normally, no, it will not cause problems. But if the roots are already constricted by something else, like a foundation or if the pipes already have a crack in them, it could cause problems.