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Jun 19, The ‘June drop’ happens between mid-June and mid-July and it is a way for the apple tree to prune itself from over pollination that would result in a heavy fruit set that the branches or the roots would not be able to support. The apple tree produces a hormone that will limit the number of apples it can stumpcut.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Aug 01, By the way, if the tree falls over, cut it up for firewood - it cannot be saved. These instructions only apply to trees that are LEANING: 1.
For example, I recently repotted my Fuji apple tree pictured above and tried my best not to damage the rootball.
You need to stabilize the tree (stop it from leaning more). The best way to do this is by propping it up. Anything long enough and strong enough will do. Add some soil to the hole left by the area the tree was leaning. Pack it down with your foot to secure the soil.
Fungicides can prevent the worst of the damage, and you should always remove infected leaves and flowers as you see them.
Keep an eye the straps and posts to ensure they don't move over time. Repeat if the tree starts to lean again. If the post become lose repeat the pulling process, and position the posts in Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.