What's happening to my plum tree and bark damage
We are stumped. Our bare root green gage seems to be dying. We planted in late march and have 6-8" of branch growth. All was doing well until 3 weeks ago. I'm watching the water in take. So, if the soil is dry, I do a deep watering. This is maybe every 2 weeks- we have clay soil but amended it with compost. I haven't fed it since and I guess it could need fertilizer. It gets good sun- about 7-8 hrs/day.
We planted pear trees at the same time. While the pears' leaves have brown edges- we thought they had a disease and was focusing on them I guess- they have good growth (so we're told). I assumed this was happening with the Green Gage- yellowing and browning.
Hopefully you can see in the pictures that the leaves are turning yellow, then brown and drying up completely.
It gets the same treatment as the other trees. These are our first fruit trees so we don't know what's going on.
Also, does anyone know what's happening to the base of some fruit trees. Here are pics of the pears which are in the worst shape, but it's happening to the cherry and apple too.