Redbud tree

Asked July 28, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT

Why are the leaves of my 5-year old redbud tree turning yellow and falling off, and now the tree seems to be dying and all of the leaves are wilting and falling off?

Salt Lake County Utah

1 Response

Sorry to hear about your redbud. My first thought is water; even if we water our lawns regularly most of that water is consumed by the thick grass layer, it takes deep watering to keep our non-native trees alive in the desert we live in. See this fact sheet for details:
Best wishes,
Darren McAvoy