Answer: Sounds as though putting additional soil over the roots may have compromised the health of your tree. Essentially, you've changed the rate of air and moisture that the roots were used to receiving and that's caused it some distress. <br><br>It ispossible that the tree has developed a disease along the way - plants under stress are more susceptible to insect infestation and disease development. Remove the affected branches and just wait and see. It may still recover.
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