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|Comment||Thank you so much for your prompt response with all the good information Stephen, especially the link to the Auburn expert. We think the problem was caused by poor drainage since the water tap is just nearby and sometimes not turned off properly, but this tree has been in for years and has put up with those conditions, we thought it was an advantage in the hot dry summers, but then we have a lot of humidity and eventually (we suppose) it gave up the fight. Very sad to lose it, it was a beauty. We will be much more careful with the tap next time. Just wanted to make sure we could still plant in this position. We were told once that if a dogwood dies it is better not to plant another in the same spot since some diseases live in the soil and will infect the same species again, best to plant something else if you want to use that same position. Thank you again, Patty.|
Plant Diseases and Disorders of Lawn Grasses, Trees, Vegetables,and Ornamentals
Plant Diseases Identification and Management
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