Apple Tree Maintenance

Main identifiers:

  • Most common species found in Colorado: There are many varieties of apple trees that thrive in Colorado, specifically Crabapple, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, MacIntosh, Gala, and Granny Smith.
  • Leaf shape and color: Apple tree leaves are dark green with an asymmetrical base.
  • Bark texture: Apple tree bark tends to be medium-gray in color with a scaly look and feel.

Most common diseases and pests:

The biggest disease risk for apple trees in the Denver area is the fire blight bacteria. The burned leaves look is a telltale sign of fire blight.

Apple Tree with Fire Blight Damage

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