Robinia Frisia problem HELP

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Robinia Frisia problem HELP

Postby despair » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:25 am

My beautiful Yellow Robinia Frisia about 40ft high is suffering from something

Last year quite a few lower branches were brittle and leafless

Now this year theres only very sparse leaf opening on upper branches
lots of dead lower ones and signs of new shoots on the trunk

theres no signs of bark problems on the trunk

I have dry sandy soil and wonder if combined years of drought plus a neighbours large tree no far away is the cause

I wonder if drastically reducing the height would allow the new shoots on the trunk to grow or whether the tree is simply terminal
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Re: Robinia Frisia problem HELP

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:38 am

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0708/robinia.asp

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video ... es-239984/

Could be wood rot at the roots or a fungal disease? Sorry, can't be of any more help than that. :oops: :)
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Postby despair » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:35 pm

Shucks sounds like its terminal and if the RHS has not got a clue whats causing it i clearly dare not plant another one

I have already lost a lovely Gleditzia
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Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:17 pm

despair wrote:Shucks sounds like its terminal and if the RHS has not got a clue whats causing it i clearly dare not plant another one

I have already lost a lovely Gleditzia


I had to look them both up, I'm not very green fingered...yet. :)

You most definitely don't want to lose such lovely mature trees, it doesn't bare thinking about. :(

We have been lucky so far with most of our trees and shrubs, except a bit of wind damage when it was very cold.
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Postby Treeman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:25 pm

Frisia is a variety some varieties are naturally occurring, some are the result of man made hybridisation.

Naturally occurring varieties are part of evolution. Some make it others don’t.

If it’s a man made hybridisation that fails it’s just natures way of running a red pen though our efforts.

2/10 must try harder.
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Postby subjecttocontract » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:11 pm

I own a property in a road called Robinia.....I had no idea it was a plant ! :shock:
Almost everything I say is tinged with irony !
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Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:04 pm

subjecttocontract wrote:I own a property in a road called Robinia.....I had no idea it was a plant ! :shock:


You mean you have been renting foliage? Oooh you bad! :wink:
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