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Q.Magnolia tree

Zone Katy tx | Anonymous added on October 11, 2020 | Answered

Is it dead or alive? Is there anything I can do to treat it or do I need to cut it down and re-plant?

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Answered on October 13, 2020

I'm not sure what I'm looking at here, but there's a scratch test you can do that will help you determine whether the tree has died. It's described here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm

I suggest you consult with an arborist if you aren't sure; it would be a shame to remove the tree if something could be done to save it. This article on magnolia diseases may help:


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