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Name: Earl
Longview WA (Zone 8b)
n3eg
Aug 2, 2016 11:06 PM CST
Washington State, along the Columbia River, climate just slightly cooler and wetter than the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I cannot get a mimosa to grow in my yard, and have noticed that established trees have died in the past five years in my area. Also, seeds dropped from existing older trees almost never take root here, unlike Philadelphia where I grew up which had them growing as weeds in yards. (I brought seedlings with me twice from visits, and they died immediately.)

What's going on here?
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 3, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Without photos and more description, I'm taking guesses. Maybe this:

http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/H160/welcome.html
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 3, 2016 9:51 AM CST
You may want to contact your Cooperative Extension service. If it is Mimosa wilt, fungicides will not be of use, but infected trees could be removed before the damage spreads.

http://extension.wsu.edu/locations/
Name: Earl
Longview WA (Zone 8b)
n3eg
Aug 3, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Moonhowl said:You may want to contact your Cooperative Extension service. If it is Mimosa wilt, fungicides will not be of use, but infected trees could be removed before the damage spreads.


Yeah, that would be it. Yellow leaves, things on the main stem, sprouting below the top, and then it's gone. Don't know how it happened - the nearest mimosa to here was (before it died too) a mile away. One is still alive about two miles away, and a third one was cut down three miles away. Across the river in Oregon this doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 3, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Sorry it wasn't good news. Sighing!

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