small new growth and tree health
I live in rural East Texas on a property carved out of native growth. I have noticed one of the last things an old dying tree does is put out lots of short branches from top to bottom. We had a bad drought 2 years ago and a dry Summer last year. We watered as best we could but our supply is limited. Anyway I am sure some of our trees were stressed.
Now some of our large healthy Oaks, Hickories, etc. are showing some of the same small branches.
How definite is this a sign of bad health? Any remedies?
[ 11 inches of rain in the last few weeks :) ].