dog wood leaves - Knowledgebase Question

greenville, So
Question by TECNLUV
June 7, 2009
my dog woods that i put out about 6 or 8 months ago /the leaves are turning downward and folding but they look ok green -it has rain alot what to do?


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Answer from NGA
June 7, 2009

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Excessively rainy weather can stress roots if the soil remains saturated but it might also be possible that the tree is not getting enough water if the canopy of the tree is blocking the rain from reaching the roots. If you think the rainwater is definitely reaching the root zone, excessive water can make the leaves droop; if the canopy s thick enough to divert the rainwater, your tree may be showing signs of drought stress, even with all that rain. The only way to know for sure is to dig down into the soil beneath the canopy. I hope the weather clears up for you soon!

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