bur oak leaf damage - help!
We planted this whip early June 1213 as a ten-year tree for my girl's 10th bday. But we've had significant leaf damage both summers now and frankly the tree just looks awful. I see gorgeous bur oak and other white oak of all ages in Denver that have thick, deep green leaves and I can't figure out what the deal is with ours. Why such thin, wimpy leaves?
It's about 6 or 7 feet tall now and is watered with the yard. We have had some hail that may account for some of the damage. But at this point it's hard to tell that it's even an oak.
Any suggestions? Should I replace this specimen? Did I plant it incorrectly?