River Birch - Knowledgebase Question

Bound Brook, Ne
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Question by dhart35
October 1, 2008
My River Birch trees dropped their leaves very early this year. They now look like they are dead, only a few leaves remain. What can cause this and are they really dying??

Answer from NGA
October 1, 2008
Heat and/or drought stress can cause premature leaf drop on birches. I wouldn't give up on them just yet. If water stress has caused the leaf drop they should green up next spring. Be sure your trees are getting adequate water during the fall months and again in the spring. Best wishes with your trees!

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