The High Temps and New Tree
The Tree Farm planted a 4" caliper White Oak when we moved in last November (Erie) - it's on about a 30 degree slope. The entire neighborhood is on a slope and behind us the homes are higher so it's not like we're getting no water - we literally have river-front property when it rains which, thankfully hasn't been much in spite of this 'wet' year. But we water it about once a week with the slow bubbler trickling for about two hours as was recommended by The Tree Farm. Well, the leaves on the top are totally dry on the topmost two feet of the top branches and the South facing ones. Could this be just heat even though we're watering? The tree is gorgeous and I don't want to lose it! The Tree Farm said it'll be fine next year (?) but that doesn't sound right to me - these branches are dead.