I had great success growing fig trees in our previous home on a south exposed lot in Cloverdale. About 7 years ago we moved to Walnut Grove in Langley. I took cuttings of my fig trees (Desert King) and planted them in the front yard. It's a south exposure but our street is lined with pin oaks that cast a lot of shade and limit the amount of sunshine that they get. The figs initially grew very well and I had high hopes. But after a year I saw that the bark was splitting on the trees and I'm sure it's some type of fungus or blight. Eventually the fungus girdles the trunk and the little trees died. Fortunately, figs are very robust and both trees keep sending suckers from the roots. But after a year, the fungus struck again and killed them. Despite this, we even got some figs this year. The fungus usually becomes apparent in the fall and really takes off in the spring when the trees should be coming back from being dormant. The buds never break because the fungus has gone completely around the trunk and no sap can get to the upper part of the trees. Has anyone experienced this and is there a fungicide or something else I can do that will help my trees survive? I've attached photos of the two trees and the trunk from the tree that was killed last year.