Losing trees: Pyracantha problems persist

I’m resigned to lose this tree, but I’m not giving up just yet.  I have unscientifically diagnosed ithwith Fusarium wilt, and have been treating it with MycoStop.  The left trunk died last year, and the fungicide treatments seem to have only slowed down the advancement.  The right side is now showing symptoms too; mostly on the lowest back branch.

But, some upper branches are showing the telltale signs of yellowing leaf veins:

So, another round of branch removal…

And it still looks nice from a distance.  Maybe I’ll get another year or two to enjoy it:


2 thoughts on “Losing trees: Pyracantha problems persist

  1. It’s so sad reading this post. It reminds me of how I lost mine – almost like a set of dominos that fall one after the other.

    I am regrowing another but this time the makita & dremel are staying well clear of it. Cut putty mixed with a little tea tree oil is going on every chop and I’m growing the resistant Teton strains.

  2. That bites, that was a pretty tree and still is, maybe it will pull through. I have had the worst time this year with fungus and what I think may be pseudomonas attacking things. I have lost three maples this year.

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