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southern magnolia tree #353905

Asked August 17, 2016, 10:36 AM EDT

I have a tree over 25years old the trunk is 55inches circumference .This year the leaves at the top of the tree came is very small the tree looks rather thinning, a third of the way up . Do you have any idea what has happened to the tree? I was told Foscaps will help the leaves , then in the spring put medcaps in. Would truly appreciate your help love the tree, thanks Terri

Benton County Missouri

Expert Response

Southern magnolia is not winter hardy to St. Louis, but perhaps you have a protected location or a closely related species. It would be wide to consult a certified arborist about your tree. There is a list of local arborists here:
http://stlouisarborist.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/St-Louis-Arborist-Roster-Book-2016c.pdf

Nathan Brandt Replied August 19, 2016, 7:54 PM EDT

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