Andy didn’t lose only the apricot tree this year, his plum tree also died. When Kaitlin and Torben were here around the Fourth of July they helped Andy dig it up to see why.
Andy planted it several years ago, and even though it hadn’t thrived it had been hanging in there. They were hoping to figure out what happened, but they’re still scratching their heads. The roots hadn’t been eaten and were plenty moist, but no feeder roots had gone outside the hardware cloth and the soil there was dry. It’s a big mystery, but Andy will try again next year. We do like those plums!