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Autumn Blaze leaf scorch
Autumn Blaze leaf scor  
I live in  the north end of the Sacramento valley- it gets hot here- into the triple digits and soes not rain from May to October most years. . This year in June we had a heat wave. I had changed the watering program for my Autumn Blaze tree and it developed leaf scorch on the newest growth.  I think I have remedied that- will the tree be ok next year and will there be new growth now in August? We have warm dry weather thru October.

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I would make sure you water with 1 inch of water twice a week. Place a pan under the tree and turn the sprinkler on and when the pan has 1 inch of water in it stop. Do this every three days. Hardwood trees can drop leaves and re-foliate with no effect on the health of the tree. It should leaf out just fine next spring and will be ok.  

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I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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