Young Trees Turning Colors in August

Kathleen Griffith added on August 12, 2017 | Answered

We live in E. Washington. We planted 3 trees this last spring. 2 Maple and 1 Little Leaf Lindon. It is almost middle of Aug and they are starting to turn colors. We water them everyday and fertilized them last week. The threes sit in a swell. It has been a hot summer with alot of smoke in the air from Forrest fires. What do we need to do to help our trees?

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Answered on August 12, 2017

Trees often start to change leaf color in excess heat and dry conditions.
Make sure you water slowly and deeply. Add 3 to 4 inches of hardwood mulch to aid in keeping roots cool and retain moisture levels.

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