Every so often my neighbor complains that borers killed a peach just when it was starting to produce well. He is about 4 houses away. I lost an old peach about 8 years ago and a plum 3 years ago. I am thinking that the borers are hatched out and looking for a new home. I have a large peach and 2 plums that have just started to get large enough to fruit well. What can I do except water well and feed them? Another neighbor on another street showed me his old nectarine that looked terrible with yellowy leaves and sap running out of the trunk all up and down. I thought that tree looked like it was going to die soon. We also had borers kill some street trees a few years ago but I blamed that on the people letting the parkway dry out and stressing the trees. My neighbor is so down about losing this latest peach and I fear for my adolescent trees as well.