How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Wind injury

Strong, persistent wind can damage plums and prunes by dehydrating the leaves or even stunting the growth of young trees. Drying winds cause bronzing, pitting, and curling of leaves, mostly on the outside of the canopy exposed to the wind. Strong winds may cause fruit to rub against twigs or thorns and develop scars.

Solutions

To avoid wind damage, create a windbreak or plant trees in a sheltered area.

Wind injury to plum leaves
Wind injury to plum leaves

Wind damage on fruit
Wind damage on fruit


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