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Need Advice Dogwood Tree

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by Nwfdrool, May 29, 2015.

  1. Nwfdrool

    Nwfdrool New Member

    Mar 4, 2003
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    We had a dogwood tree planted last year. It has brown and crunchy leaves from last season and it appeared to be dead. This evening, I noticed a few fresh, green leaves at the top of a couple of branches. Does this mean it's coming back? Should we give it a chance? Seems late in the season for new growth. This one is in full sun. Our other dogwood tree in the back corner of our yard (with more shade) which we had planted at the same time, has had flowers for weeks now.
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
  2. Scottb

    Scottb New Member

    Mar 21, 2006
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    I don't have a direct answer -- but when I have had tree troubles -- I would take a dead branch or a picture of the issue and goto Meadow's Farms up on Rt 7 and talk with the folks up there. They have been very helpful in diagnosing issues and providing solutions. I had a crepe myrtle issue last year -- took a foot long branch from the tree showing brown leaves -- and they knew problem was aphids. Something I had not considered or known about. A bottle of spray and ordering 500 lady bugs off of Amazon and the problem was fixed.

    If you had someone plant the tree sometimes they will provide a 6 month to 1 year warranty on the tree and planting.

    Just a few thoughts.
  3. OSimpson

    OSimpson Certified Master Naturalist

    Sep 24, 2006
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