sooby said:Thanks for the extra pic. I think it is a black walnut based on that. Was the sod laid right up to the trunk, and were the roots disturbed in the process of preparation for sodding?
It doesn't look anything like the Black Walnut I got in my yard. (Yes, I got up to go look.)
sallyg said:maybe the tree needs a deep soak. Sprinkler might only be keeping the sod wet.
That sounds like a really great idea. Christee, just make sure you soak the ground really good, and then don't water it again for at least a week to make sure that the roots dry out before the next watering.
christee42 said:We moved into a new space recently and are just starting to see what everything is and make our own improvements this spring, but this guy's not looking so hot. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks in advance.
The deep soak is a really good idea, but you might want to verify what that tree is, sounds like its an Ash tree from the other members here, then check if there are any plant diseases affecting that tree in your area and make sure its a tree that is right for your hardiness zone.