How do I know if tree is dead
I bought a willow cherry tree in April. It's about 45" tall. Today, it lost all of its leaves, dried out even though I watered it. Ends are dry. I scratched the bottom trunk, and it is brown. How do you know if it's time to say it's dead?
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Here is an article on how to identify a dying tree that may help you:
Given that this is a new planting and you had a scratch test that was 'brown' I would approach the nursery you bought this tree from and inquire about a replacement.