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Q.Will A Plum Tree Survive If All Leaves Fallen Off Due To Black Leaf Spot Fungus

Zone Perth, Western Australia | Gemma added on July 11, 2021 | Answered

Hi, My plum tree was badly infected with a black fungus leaf spot. I sprayed it twice over 2 weeks with yates mancozeb. It rained about 1 day after each application. Subsequently all the leaves have fallen off. Will the tree come back to life? Can I support it in anyway? Thank you, Gemma

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Answered on July 12, 2021

You can do the "scratch test" to see if the tree is still alive:


Once you determine that the tree is still living, there is not much to do. Recovery will happen on its own. Just make sure that you care for it, and ensure that the soil is fed properly. Here are some articles that will help:




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