Answer: While it is normal for newly planted trees and shrubs to show some signs of distress after being transplanted, it is unusual for all of the leaves to turn brown. I think the problem of planting in mid-summer was compounded by the broken root ball. Cherry trees are usually quite vigorous, and green tissue is encouraging. I'd give it the benefit of the doubt - water deeply once each week, wait for the weather to cool down a bit, and have a little more patience with your tree. If it develops new leaves, all is well; if the stems and branches begin to dry out (look for crinkling along the stems), then the tree is a goner and will have to be replaced. Let's hope for the best!
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