The hawthorn was repotted in March, and allowed to grow freely until early May.
Based on no scientific study, only observation, fungicides seem to inhibit the explosive growth these trees can be known for. Foliage growth anyway, nothing seems to thicken up the trunks and branches.
But as a result of withholding fungicides, growth was good…both foliage and fungal. Before starting any work:
And a few shots of some of the fungal activity:
After pruning it back, here is the final result, with a light and dark background…and finally, a dark night shot.
From that distance, you kind of forget the fungal issues. But the next step was to remove all the galls and as many infected leaves as I could, and then douse the whole thing with Mancozeb. And then I’ll watch for effectiveness, and any impact on growth.