Whats wrong with this tree?

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Grnt324, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    My first guess is leaf scorch from high heat\low humidity.

    In the Midwest most plants were used to below average temps, a lot of water and all of a sudden it's hot and dry.
     
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  2. hort101

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    I don't see any cankers
    I agree with gary hows it planted ?
    I see grass at bottom of picture is it too deep or been knicked by a string trimmer?

    It could be any of these issues need more information imoThumbs Up
     
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    Grnt324

    Grnt324 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know the homeowner planted this themselves this year. Not sure how deep though.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Drought/transplant stress.
     
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  5. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hyper evaporation? In what manner does the evaporative cooling effect stop working?
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    My light green type redbud looks about the same.
    I suspect that there was some winterkill of some of the branches.
    Maybe some of the twigs and small branches have been killed so the cambium is dead part way around the branch. Check internally to see if there is any necrosis or browning inside in the water-conducting xylem. Poor ability to conduct water would result in death of the leaves during hot spells.
     

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