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Reviving Blighted Trees

Categories: Soils, Fertilizers and Irrigation

I have a couple of apple trees here that were hurt by the pear blight

three years ago and were cut back since then; they come out each year,

but the leaves curl up, and they do not do anything. I would like to

know if putting any fertilizer around them would help them to put out

their leaves, and if so what I should use?

Put some stable manure on the top of the soil around your trees now so

that the rains may reach the contents of the soil, then later in the

season dig the manure into the soil. Apply water during the summer time

and this will encourage the trees to grow, if there is any vigor

remaining in them. This treatment, however, will not protect them from

the blight.