Pink dogwood tree

Asked August 11, 2017, 3:38 PM EDT

I bought my tree in spring and the leaves starting to shrivel after couple months. Is it too much sun? Not enough water? Wrong spot? Please help!!!

Ocean County New Jersey

1 Response

This looks like a stress response to high temperatures. If it has been relatively dry, consider placing a water hose near the root system dripping very slowly just to make sure there is adequate water.

Move the mulch back away from the trunk a couple of inches. Mulched piled against the thin bark is a negative.

I think your new tree will be OK.

Let me know how it's doing.