Answer: It is possible that the lawn grasses have been attacked by a pest or disease and that is spreading into your lawn. However, there are numerous other possible causes such as over or underwatering, over fertilizing and so on. You might want to consult with your cooperative extension (566-0673 or 328-4800) as to a diagnosis and suggested remedies for that. In general, I would not expect the problem to affect your trees unless it has a more physical origin such as poor drainage causing standing water after a rain, a very thin topsoil causing drought stress, or something like that. Again, your county extension should be able to help you identify the problem and suggest what to do. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
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