Date: Around 1999
Dear Fellow Lover of the Weeping Mulberry:
I have spent the past 10 Memorial Weekends at the Greenbrier Country
Club in West Virginia. The grounds of the Greenbrier are abundant with
Mulberry Trees and I fell in love with their appearance. Last
year I decided to purchase one and bring it to my home in
Virginia Beach, Virginia. While my Weeping Mulberry seems to be
thriving in my backyard, which is on an inlet of the Chesapeake
Bay, which receives little salt water spray but must cope with
winds typical of this area, it's leaves have developed black spots.
My landscaper tells me it is because the well-water fed irrigation
system is too close to my Weeping Mulberry but I would like an
expert's opinion. Maybe it has some type of aphid growth and there is
something I could be treating it with.
Possibly helpful. Also check with your local agricultural extension office.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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