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Is my flowering dogwood tree in trouble?

about 9 hours ago

QUESTION: My flowering dogwood seems to be withering at the top of the tree. Is this due to too much moisture or insect or some type of disease? It is a very mature tree and is fully grown. It has been showing these signs for several months. Your information will be appreciated. Thank you - Sharon..........ANSWER: A tree wilting at the top usually indicates a damaged vascular system. My best guess is that it has received too much water this year. Dogwoods like a well-drained organic soil. The copious rain we have had this year has damaged the root systems of many plants, especially in areas where drainage is poor. FOR COMPLETE ANSWER, READ ON....

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