I am so sad that our once healthy persimmon trees have one by one died this year. It has been a huge mystery! Last year our little tree up near the house was so loaded with fruit that the branches nearly hit the ground. We know that the deer as well as the grand kids enjoyed running down to nab a few each day. We now seem to think that the trees have been infested with bugs. Could it be due to the drought? I wonder. How silly to be so sad over the loss of a few trees, but it is a fun treat we shared with the kiddos and now it's gone.