Cocoons on Apple Trees?

Answer These "cocoons" on apple trees are the nests of a North American pest called the Eastern tent caterpillar. The tents are woven silk and protect the caterpillars inside as they feed on the apple tre... Read More »

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Cedar-Apple Rust on Apple Trees?

Cedar-apple rust is a fungal disease that affects most types of apple trees (Malus sp.), including crab apples. It also affects eastern red cedar trees (Juniperus virginiana L.). In fact, the fungu... Read More »

How do I tell tip bearing apple trees from spur bearing apple trees?

SpursLook for spurs (thick, thorn-like growths) on the apple tree's branches. If fruit production has started, the apples develop on the spurs. If you have spurs on the tree, you have either a part... Read More »

How big do apple trees get?

Apple trees come in dwarf, semi-dwarf and standard sizes. A dwarf tree grows no larger than 10 feet tall and wide. A standard apple tree can reach a height of 20 feet and can grow as wide as 15 fee... Read More »

When do apple trees bud?

Apple trees bud in early spring, says Mark Longstroth of the Michigan State University Extension. Buds that are exposed to cold temperatures after budding may experience damage and fail to bloom.So... Read More »