Asked August 1, 2019, 4:02 PM EDT

What should I do to keep branches from dying? Thank you for any suggestions.

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

We can't be sure from viewing the photos, but we think the tree may have been affected by Diplodia shoot blight.

The following bulletin explains how to identify this disease, what causes it and what to do about it.

For a more certain diagnosis, consider asking a certified arborist to assess the tree's health onsite and recommend a course of action.