Fuyu Persimmon dropping all leaves!
My 8 year old Fuyu persimmon began dropping leaves about 4 weeks ago, just after leafing out, and I noticed the growth tips on some twigs turning brown. The tree is now mostly leafless. The few remaining leaves have patches of black "spider veins". This tree has been super productive over the past 3 years, and I have had so much fruit I was able to give lots away and make several friends and neighbors into persimmon fans, and I am absolutely devastated that it is dying.
Has anyone had this experience with a mature and formerly productive Fuyu? I am very fearful for my other Fuyus and Hachiyas, but hesitate to cut it down since it seems to be clinging to life, although now almost bare.
Any guidance or info. will be greatly appreciated!