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Is this tree dying?

Posted by reball517 z5-MA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 11, 09 at 8:53

I have a 15-year old Japanes Maple (not sure of the variety - it had lost it's tag and was only $15 while other trees were #75!) whose leaves are turning red too early and falling off. I know this is usually a sign of water stress, but this tree is quite big (15 feet tall) and we have had abundant amounts of rain this summer in the northeast. What else could be happening? Is it dying?


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RE: Is this tree dying?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 12, 09 at 18:39

When was it planted?

If recently, is the original rootball soggy? Or is it dry? (Either of those could be the problem. So you'll have to check.)

RE: Is this tree dying?

I planted it 15 years ago, and we've had the wettest summer ever. I don't think it could be either of those things.

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