What may have caused tree to die?

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  1. donnieboy

    donnieboy Member

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    Pictures of my beautiful tree attached (last spring and summer).
    This year, no leaves and no flowers!
    Tree is bare and appears to have "died".
    No flowers. no butterflies!
    We are devastated!

    Anyone have a suggestion for possible "revival" or a clue as to what may be the cause?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Tree is Albizia julibrissin. These are susceptible to vascular diseases, maybe something got into its plumbing. Or if the winter was more wet or cold than usual, that could have been it. Impossible to say for sure without more information, same as with human medical problems.
     
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    Thank you, Ron B.

    We live in Delaware. Our winter was neither very cold nor wet.

    What other evidence could we look for?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If tree has been completely dead for awhile may not be much to see now. Otherwise affected parts being shown to someone at a nearby Cooperative Extension office or good independent garden center might lead somewhere. Extension may offer testing for pathogens, which could be required to pin it down.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Check out Fusarium wilt disease. Albizia julibrissin is very sensitive to it.
     
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    Thank you.

    Will look into & see what we can find out.

    Will report later.
     

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