Flummoxed

A few weeks ago I did a Happy as a Pig in Muck post in which I expressed my delight that my first attempt at an air layer appeared to be successful.

These are the leaves of the same tree today. They have turned brown and black in less than two weeks and I don’t know what is affecting them. I suspect a bad case of black spot but at this point I’m not even sure if Beech are subject to black spot.

I have removed the offending leaves but before I spray with a fungicide I would like an idea of what the problem is. I sprayed with an systemic insecticide, Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, about 1 month ago and I’m wondering if that could have caused the problem. The air layer roots seem to be O.K. still.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Flummoxed

  1. bonsai eejit says:

    Might just be Autumn. Air layers are stressful to the tree and it might just be dropping early. Should be fine in the Spring.

  2. The leaves look really bad. Very Very frightening, Thunderbolts and lightening, Mama Mia, |Mama mia, Figaro

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s