Magnolia tree dying

Asked June 15, 2020, 2:28 PM EDT

I have two magnolia trees that were planted two years ago. They are about 10 feet apart. One looks very health but the other one seems to be dying. The leaves are limp and a number of leaves have shriveled up and died. I have included a few pictures. Thank you in advance for any advice you have on saving this plant. Regards, Nancy

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

There are a couple of possibilities: Fire Blight or Anthracnose. Here are a couple of references on the diseases and you should read about the symptoms and look at the stems and leaves to confirm.
https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/fire-blight
https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/anthracnose-trees-and-shrubs

I am leaning towards Fire Blight.

You can always contact an arborist to come out and diagnose: https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/how-hire-tree-care-professional