Loquat Tree Dying
I have a loquat tree started from seed about 9 years ago.
It was beautiful, about 15 ft tall and this year was loaded with fruits. About a month ago the leaves started turning yellow and falling off. Now they are brown and staying on the tree. At the base of the trunk some of the bark seems to be pulling away from the trunk and crumbling.
I have done research and find that about the only thing that bothers a loquat is fire blight and it is not that.
No bugs on it, no disease that I can see. I know it is a gonner but I would just like to know why. Help anyone?