Tree growth often appears stunted or distorted, and flowers produce no fruit.
Jun 29, By the beginning of June, they begin to fall off while still a discolored green or they shrivel up while on the tree branch and then fall to the ground. This begins first on the lower leaves and then extends up to the canopy. New growth will appear but generally dries and shrivels before falling. I am attaching images of what the tree is like know.
Several fungal diseases can cause apple trees to lose their leaves. Apple scab causes olive green or black spots on the leaves. Leaves eventually drop from the tree. Rust causes orange spots on the leaves.
This is usually a sign of multiple conditions that together form a disease complex known as SBFS-sooty blotch flyspeck.
This is a problem as the apple tree’s roots can drown and even develop a fungus (commonly called root rot). This causes the apple tree’s leaves to turn yellow and fall off.
Fortunately, there are ways to improve watering and drainage for your apple trees. When watering apple trees, you should only water when the top inches of soil gets dry.