Brown Thumbs
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Any hope for this Magnolia?

We went through a severe drought this summer in MS. By the end of it I noticed some leaves at the top dying. Now even after a lot of rain it looks like the damage is done and we may loose it. What do you guys think? There are green leaves, but there's also a lot of dead leaves, especially at the top.
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Brown Thumbs
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Posts: 142
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:50 pm
Location: South US

Re: Any hope for this Magnolia?

No, it's way to tall for that. We'll just see what happens I guess. The brown leaves are dead and aren't falling off, which isn't a good sign from what I understand.
Marlingardener wrote:Not terribly helpful, but I'd say wait and see. There seems to be lots of greenery on the tree, which is very hopeful.
Is there any way you can get to the "dead zone" at the top and scratch the limbs lightly to see if green shows? If the limbs show green just under the bark, they will most likely put out new leaves.
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