Trees and Shrubs forum→What's wrong with my redbud tree?

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allisongot
May 31, 2020 12:54 PM CST
I bought this beautiful weeping redbud tree about 6 weeks ago. I planted it in a shady spot and amended the soil with compost & fertilizer. It has been quite happy until a couple weeks ago.
It appears I have a pest gobbling the leaves. I've tried spraying Neem oil, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Now, I notice entire branches are wilting. We've been getting lots of rain lately, so I know it's not a dryness issue.
Can you help?
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oneeyeluke
Jun 1, 2020 12:14 AM CST
Your soil is staying too wet and locking out oxygen. You would help the tree a lot by removing all the debris away from the base of the tree. Then aerate the soil around the trunk all the way out to the drip line. Keep the top two inches of soil loose after every rain or watering so the excess water can evaperate.
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