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Help my Plum Tree please!

 
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Recently one of my plum trees started having leaves that look like the attached picture. I remember when my Peach trees started getting yellow leaves i was told they needed nitrogen which was spot on and worked for both of my Peach Trees. Can anyone help here?
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I let one go too long without watering this year and it did that.
 
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Ive been watering pretty regularly...
 
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Maybe if we can see a picture of the tree itself, a diagnosis may be forthcoming...
 
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I'll provide some pictures tomorrow...
 
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Here are some pictures...
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looks pretty normal to me Troy. Just dropping liquid fertilizer on the ground works as a short time fix. The tree might boost, but it kills the soil biome. In there live bacteria which the plant feeds sugars it fixes in the leaves. The bacteria bloom, and get eaten by protozoa and the likes which excrete nitrogen the tree then sucks up. Pretty amazing system. If you want to help your trees long term look into pruning, look into feeding them organic compost and look into covering the surrounding earth with wood chips. Wood chips prevent evaporation and feed the soil life. It looks pretty poorly on that field.
 
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I appreciate the reply but im a bit confused. I had Peach trees do the same, i was told they needed nitrogen, which i added and it improved them and yes it did kill the grass. Is this similar? add Nitrogen? I didnt consider pruning, it was a bare root tree and its only a few months old. What do i prune? I thought wood chips only kept them moist and kept weeds away, i didnt know they fed them too. I have a few bags left i'll have to make some edgers to keep them in and apply some. Thanks for the feedback. More help is always appreciated...
 
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Maybe i am confused Troy. You speak of nitrogen. I have assumed you used chemical fertilizer. Those kill bacteria. The same bacteria the tree uses to feed sugar to. They keep them like we humans keep cattle.
If you throw compost down it feeds the soil, you create an environment for bacteria to flourish. Especially if you cover with woodchips after wetting thoroughly with non chlorinated water. The chlorine in water is in it to kill bacteria again. If the soil is dry bacteria coccoon until rain wakes them up.
Woodchips harbor a network of mycelia over time of which some species are chosen by the tree to make connection with. These mycorrhizal fungi/ mycelia break stuff down roots can’t.
Is it more clear now? If not, and you want to know more read teaming with microbes or watch a simulation on youtube of the principal. If you don’t want to really know what is going on in the soil, do as the person above describes dump compost and woodchips.
Good luck.
 
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Instead of just getting commercial fertilzer i had ordered something off of amazon which i believe was primarily nitrogen, pure white powder/crystals. That was what was suggested to me. I wasnt aware at the time i could just get commercial fertilizer. Im clear on the compost/ woodchips but should i also put the nitrogen encircling the tree? It did wonders for my peach trees. Thank you again
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