To minimize pest infestations make sure you clean up at the end of each season. Rotten fruit hanging from a tree, or scattered on the ground is a great place for pests to over winter. Leaves should also be raked up and disposed of or composted thoroughly before used as mulch around the base of your trees. This will prevent powdery mildew and other fungi spores from re-infesting your trees.
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