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Q.Camphor Tree – Leaves All Browning

Zone 33759 | Anonymous added on August 30, 2022 | Answered

We had to relocate our septic drain field 6 months ago and it ended up near our camphor tree (age is about 10-15 years). I noticed the other day that all the leaves are browning on the tree. It definitely had some trauma during the project as it was hit a couple times by heavy machinery. There’s also more water going by the tree but by all appearances the water is moving past it (slightly graded down from the tree). I’m hoping there is something we can do to help the tree recover as we would be very sad to lose it. We live in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. I believe our soil in our area is somewhat clay heavy. Thanks so much! Looking forward to hearing back

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Answered on September 14, 2022

The tree's long roots may have been damaged as well. Construction can wreak havoc on nearby trees. Plus the additional water probably won't bode well. I suggest consulting an arborist who can assess the damage on site and give you a plan of action.



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