« on: September 17, 2014, 12:45:58 PM »
I think it is asking too much to expect a nursery to cover a disease issue two years after the purchase.
That would be understandable if the disease wasn't one that was shipped with the tree as is likely the case with the Southern Blush. Nurseries need to be held responsible for spreading malformation because there should be an implied warranty that you're getting a healthy tree when you buy it.
Agreed, but the buyer should bear some burden to show that the disease was in fact present when the plant was purchased, and not introduced later. Perhaps one's own pruning equipment spread the disease, or insects.