Need some reactions from the group here..... Back in late Summer when we had LOTS of rainfall, a record for July to be exact, it was followed by an onset of hot dry weather. A customer called me wanting to know why his tree was dropping leaves as if it were dying. He of course was looking for a way to blame the situation on me. Keep in mind this tree has only been planted less than 2 years, and has a circular mulch pattern about 2 feet from the trunk. I admittedly had spot sprayed Manage in areas in the vicinity of this tree, which was an official entry in my pesticide log. Photos were taken of the tree losing leaves, and I paid a visit to my county extention agent. The agent's opinion was that the tree was suffering from environmental stress most likely due to the weather I mentioned. He did not believe the problem would have been caused by the herbicide. He also reviewed the Manage label just to be certain. This was several months ago. I only bring this up because the customer informed me today that if the tree didn't look right this coming Spring, he would hold me responsible. I could drop him like a hot potato at this point, but it could get me in a lawsuit. Would the state department of agriculture be of any help at this point?