[NAFEX] apple trees unusual color

Naomi dragon-star at cableone.net
Sat Apr 23 14:11:32 EDT 2005


Interesting Question.  RichardO has been growing trees in Maine for a good
while.  Maybe he will answer.
Naomi
in tropical Idaho

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Richard MURPHY
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:47 AM
To: nafex
Subject: [NAFEX] apple trees unusual color


Hello Clan;
 
My name is Richard Murphy.
Last spring I planted some apple trees in New Sharon, Maine, zone 4.
This new orchard is in a hay field; lots of open space and sun, with clayish
loam.
Last week I inspected the trees for the first time; (I live in
Massachusetts.)
They all seem to have a reddish-brown color, the bark, that is.
They all were in silver-tip, and under the outer bark is nice and green.
Is this wind damage? Sunscald? Typical for young trees?
My trees here in zone 5 never did this.
Are the Maine trees going to croak?
Some trees had mouse damage (girdled), stupid ME for not using guards.
Even the non-gridled trees are unusually reddish brown, but fine (green &
healthy) inside.
 
H E L P ! ! !   Anyone?
 
Thank you 
 
Richard
 
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