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Q.I Have Two Huge Magnolias In My Backyard Next To One Another, One Lost All Of Its Leaves The Other Not

Zone Los Angeles, California, 90027 | Anonymous added on June 17, 2022 | Answered

The tallest one lost absolutely all of it’s leaves, the branches all look brown. The other retained most of its leaves and has green branches. It has been a month and nothing has happened. Is my tree dead?

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Answered on June 22, 2022

You can give it a scratch test to see if it is still alive. Here are the instructions below. I see it was topped at some point and there are a bunch of water sprouts. I may also see some insect borer holes. Sometimes a tree will drop its leaves due to environmental stress, but I would think new leaves would have grown back by now.

These articles may help you pinpoint the problem. You can also contact your local extension agent. I've included a form to locate the office.







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