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Old 07-22-2022, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Pecan tree advice and help

My wife and I had a pecan tree planted last year in our yard around June. It was a little later than Iíd have wanted to plant but it was what it was. Iíve watered it and fertilized it religiously and spray pesticide if I see any signs of pest damage. The tree seems to be flourishing very well and is a beautiful tree. Itís bearing more fruit than I had anticipated which has me hopefully for homemade pecan pie and home made vanilla ice cream soon!

Iíve noticed there are some lower leaves turning brown and have found that it may be a fungus. The fungus Iíve read about doesnít seem to hurt the tree or fruit but only certain leaves. The tree is about 18-20í tall at the moment

So, Iím hoping there are some pecan tree experts that may have some suggestions on what to do for the leaves (if anything) and if there is anything I should be doing on top of lightly fertilizing once a month and keeping it adequately watered.

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Old 07-22-2022, 05:08 PM   #2
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Maybe to much fertilizer and burning the tree?.... cool to see that many pecans on a tree that size. I'd like to buy a few for our place, im just worried because they require alittle more attention than other new trees.
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Old 07-22-2022, 05:34 PM   #3
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Not a pecan expert.. but possibly overwatering it? I was told if the leaves face downward then it needs more water. If they face upwards then itís good.
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Old 07-22-2022, 06:23 PM   #4
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Pecans like zinc. You can spay it on them once or twice a year. Some pecans will get scab which is a fungus. Regions with high humidity it is worst in. That doesn't look like scab to me.
It will get little black spots all over the leaves and nuts and then it will run together. It will destroy a crop.

The tree looks healthy to me in the pictures where you are showing all of it.

The black/brown leaves could be from aphidids or something else? Doesn't look bad to me since it is not all over the tree?

You can Google pecan fungus and it will tell you what to spray. High humidity is hard on most paper shell pecan trees
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Old 07-22-2022, 06:38 PM   #5
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Same thing here!

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Old 07-22-2022, 07:24 PM   #6
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Just curious as to how long the tap root was and how it was planted.
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Old 07-22-2022, 07:27 PM   #7
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Man they are Pecans is my answer. Keep giving em water. It’s super hot.
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:19 PM   #8
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It looks like bacteria leaf scorching
Google that and see if it not what it is.
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:31 PM   #9
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I'm having the same on all of my pecan trees also. I'm chalking it up to the lack of rain and scorching heat.
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:46 PM   #10
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Hopefully Sackett will see this and chime in.


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Old 07-23-2022, 05:30 AM   #11
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Go see your local extension agent. Looks like BLS.
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:19 AM   #12
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That’s a beautiful tree. About how big was it when you got it? Cost? Was it purchased local?
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:53 AM   #13
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I am no help to your questions DD but fill us in on where you got your tree, name of brand, was it grafted, size etc. Pecans in one year that’s amazing with what little knowledge I have on pecan trees. Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2022, 08:32 AM   #14
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I am no help to your questions DD but fill us in on where you got your tree, name of brand, was it grafted, size etc. Pecans in one year thatís amazing with what little knowledge I have on pecan trees. Thanks.
He got pecans in one year, because the tree was stressed from transplanting, probably won't see them again for a few yrs.
You can get pecans off a 5ft tree that's a 1 yr old if you stress it enough.
Saw a lot of it after snowmageddon.
Dapper, my trees do that every year and it's never been a issue.
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Old 07-24-2022, 01:21 PM   #15
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Just curious as to how long the tap root was and how it was planted.

Was transplanted out of a 36Ē x 36Ē wide box that was a little over 24Ē tall.


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Old 07-24-2022, 01:22 PM   #16
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Thatís a beautiful tree. About how big was it when you got it? Cost? Was it purchased local?
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Purchased local. Was about a foot shorter and not as full when planted. Cost I believe was $1500 and included planting.


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I am no help to your questions DD but fill us in on where you got your tree, name of brand, was it grafted, size etc. Pecans in one year thatís amazing with what little knowledge I have on pecan trees. Thanks.

Came from moon valley off I45 in spring. They have great trees but are high pressure sales and pricey. Had to threaten to cancel my order to get them to match pricing of another nursery. It had pecans last year as well when they planted it but werenít any good from transplanting. The pecans this year look great. We were told that this year and going forward we should expect pecans every year.


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Old 07-24-2022, 01:30 PM   #18
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I have volunteer paper hull pecans all the time if anyone wants to come dig one up. I have one in a planter pot as we speak that is 8-10Ē tall.

They are from trees that were part of the the plantation that used to be where Bellaire is today.

They are very tasty and profuse producers when mature.
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Old 07-24-2022, 01:32 PM   #19
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There's nothing wrong with it.
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Old 07-24-2022, 01:55 PM   #20
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There's nothing wrong with it.
This is actually fairly true.

A lot of variables here, when it comes to diagnosing tree issues. One thing you mentioned (dapper Dan) was that you have been fertilizing it ďreligiouslyĒ. Exactly what are you fertilizing it with and how much? Did you fertilize last summer after planting (You should not have, btw). Obviously you already know June is a terrible month to plant a tree, especially one that large. Iím sure they used a root stimulator when planting, if Moon Valley did the planting. I donít believe itís a fungal issue. If youíd like to know for certain, you can send a clipping of a branch with twig, stem and leaves attached to The Diagnostic Plant Clinic at ATM and they will tell you what is going on.
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:29 PM   #22
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Generally recommendation is do not fertilize the first year after transplanting.
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