Robert Sivitsky
Robert Sivitsky
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Asked on Oct 17, 2017

Tree leaves dead on ends?

Lagree WyndhamJanet PizaroRobert Sivitsky
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The leaf ends all summer were dead is the tree in shock it's two years old
q tree leaves dead on ends
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 17, 2017

    It appears that way.what kind of tree is it?Was it watered on a regular basis?What was the planting process used?
  • Toc15434384
    on Oct 18, 2017

    should be ok with some food for plants
  • Robert Sivitsky
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Landscaper did put food?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 18, 2017

    It sounds like he left the burlap on which should have been loosened.The soil should also have been amended prior to planting.Most probable its planted in clay soil.To amend clay soil takes some time.Gypsum,lime ,peat moss and garden soil should have been added to break down the clay.I would take the tree out ,pot it in a large container with a good garden soil to see if it rejuvenates.Leave it ,water it,and see whats happens while you amend that soil
  • Robert Sivitsky
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Thanks should I still leave tree outside in winter or bring it in?
    • Janet Pizaro
      on Oct 18, 2017

      just read the comment the landscaper added fertilizeer????No good ,,,,newly planted trees ,shrubs etc never get food until after one year of established growth
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Leave it outside
  • Lagree Wyndham
    on Oct 19, 2017

    A couple of things, were is tree planted? shade, partial shade, full sun. Dogwoods are an undergrowth tree and will burn in full sun. That's not saying it can't be done. Ther other is that at this time in my state due to the large amounts of rain we have had over the last 3 years there is a mold/fungus/ disease ( I cant remember which) that is currently killing dogwood trees. I have lost several large native dogwoods. Some of them are trying to come back at the root, and others how no life at all. These trees were on the property when I moved here 25 years ago and were there when I used to walk the property at age 10 or 11. I will soon be 52.
    • Lagree Wyndham
      on Oct 20, 2017

      Dogwoods can grow in full sun, but it is often difficult for young trees. There is one thing I notice that may be causing the problem. Dogwoods like "cool feet" their roots are shallow. I would suggest moving the gravel back and mulching a larger area around the tree to "shade" the roots.

      As far as age goes, I don't know, maybe it varies by climate zone. I know the ones in my parents yard are at least 40 years old and the ones in mine are even older.

      Good luck.

      PS you may want to check with your local agricultural extension about your tree, I checked with mine to find out why my trees were dyeing.
  • Lagree Wyndham
    on Oct 19, 2017

    They can grow in full sun, but it makes it hard on tree until they mature. Age wise, I do not know what the life expectancy is on a dogwood but , I know mine were there when I was about 10 or 11 and we acquired the land were my house is built today. My parents planted dogwoods when I was about 13 in their yard and they are still there, even one that was has been uprooted twice due to hurricanes and replanted. I am in SC so maybe the climate may have something to do with life expectancy. I would suggest you check with your local county farm extension office, if you have one.

    Just one other observation, dogwoods are shallow rooted and like "cool feet", perhaps the gravel maybe heating the ground up to much.

    Best of luck.
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