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Poplar > Leaves > Unseasonable leaf drop

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  • Dried brown to gray-green leaves hang on the tree or foliage drops unseasonably and litters the ground under the tree
  • Foliage sometimes turn brown around the edges but more commonly turns a dull, gray-green color
  • Severe drought stress may cause dieback of individual branches starting at branch tips
  • More information on watering trees and shrubs

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