Q: After the hot summer in Texas the MANY leaves of my Magnolia turned brown at the tips, progressing inward to the leaf stem. Most seem to stay straight as they brown though some of the smaller leaves are curling as they die. At times I see new growth tips, but very few. At other times they all seem brown. Some leaves also have signs of a pest eating the leaves. I treated for snails/slugs to no avail (though I'm about to repeat the process. I also places feeding stakes. The tree still seems to be dying. Do you have any suggestions?
Debbie, call a tree doctor - a certified arborist and have an on-site inspection. Your tree has suffered from severe drought - it may have several problems. Best Nancy