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Q.Tree Looks Good At The Bottom But Dying At The Top, What Can I Do?

Zone Holland, Iowa edge of zone 5 to 4 | eyeonforever added on July 16, 2022 | Answered

I have a birch tree so heavy with leaves the bottom branches are being pulled down but at the top of the tree, the leaves are curling like they are dying. Should I cut off the top and see if it will re-branch and regrow or what can I do? Should I add something to the soil? We’ve had more rain than usual, but the ton of dandelions should be breaking up the soil well. Or did it just get hurt by the chemtrails and will it recover?

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Answered on July 18, 2022

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage. Likely, it has an infection. Unfortunately, without knowing what kind and how bad- It would be hard to say what could be done (if anything) to correct it.

If it is salvageable, then you can cut any portion out that is overly infected, and treat with the fungicide of your choice.

This article will help you with fungicide use:


These articles will help you to test your soil:






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