I just took a bunch of sample leaves up to my nearby Chicago Botanical Garden
plant information people and they had no solid answers as to what was causing
the leaves on my fruit trees (mostly apple) to curl up. There was no sign of
it's past their season anyways. Some leaves at the tips of new growth shrivel
towards the underside of the leaf. This is seen more on the young trees, in
try to keep them from drying out, but maybe they are getting too much water.
trees in the ground have a tendency to fold up. I try to maintain an even
these trees, but it could be a case of too much or too little watering. There
is no sign
of insects or fungus. We have sprayed three times this year, the last being
about 3 weeks ago. The fruit looks fine, and the leaves look good except for
some hail damage from a few weeks ago. There can be two separate problems here,
but so far, I don't think the trees are in any great danger. The plant
information guy told me
to stick a pencil in the nearby soil and if it comes up dry, add water,
it alone. Any thoughts on this?