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Q.My Monkey Tree Is 27 Inches Tall And The Base Of The Trunk Is Turning Brown As Well As On Some Limbs. Suggestions

Zone Marietta, Ga. 30062 | jbfluech added on August 22, 2020 | Answered

I have been consistent in the watering of the tree and the browning has occurred during the 90 to 95 Ga. heat. Should I be concerned? Thanks

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Answered on August 24, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I cannot address the issue with certainty. I can take an educated guess, though.

If the top 2 or 3 inches of the soil is not completely dry when you water, then I suspect overwatering and infection has taken hold.

You will, likely, need a fungicide. This article will help:


Make sure to test the soil and make sure that it has sufficient time to dry out between waterings. This article will help:


Here is an article for more information on the care of the tree:


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