Return to the Trees Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Magnolia Tree dying or dead?

Posted by cathyglover Austin, Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 8, 08 at 21:40

I 'inherited' a young magnolia tree from the previous owners, and it did fine for two years, but is suddenly dying or dead. The very few leaves are all brown, the bark is greyish, and there is a large bare spot in the bark about a foot or two off the ground. I do not see pests, signs of disease, or any other damage other than the bare spot that does go all the way around the tree. Is there any chance this tree will come back? I hate to lose this tree, as it is my only tree.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Magnolia Tree dying or dead?

"the bare spot that goes all the way around the tree" says it all. Your tree is girdled, lacking phloem tissue which carries carbohydrates made in the leaves into the roots. So your roots have died, and without them, the tree can't take up water.
Rest in peace.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Trees Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here