Question about my Brandon Elm

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  1. Darrin Power

    Darrin Power New Member

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    I have two Elms (8 &10 yrs.) that in the last week have leaves turning yellow in the crown area. I recently over seeded my lawn have been using a sprinkler that runs for 15 minutes four time a day. Was wondering if this was an over watering issue. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That doesn't seem like too much water to me in the summertime. How saturated is the ground with water? Or does it dry out?

    (though, I wonder how it could really be a problem... American elms can grow in riverside habitats, should be able to handle wet soil)
     
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    The ground was fairly saturated but you are correct, I've seen it way worse for prolonged periods of time.

    I was praying it's isn't Dutch elm disease but I do not see anything similar in my area- I'm hoping to rule that out.

    It's odd for sure to see the leaves turning yellow and falling off this early.

    Appreciate you replying to my post.

    Cheers!
     

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