tree browning #252823
Asked June 09, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT
What's causing the top and tips of my apple tree branches to turn brown? What's the remedy?
Prince George's County Maryland
This looks like fire blight, a disease that hits pears and apples, as well as ornamental plants. You need to combat it by pruning--but it's a special procedure known as 'ugly stub' pruning. It is described at the end of our online info on fire blight. Read through the entire thing. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/fireblight-trees