Pagoda Tree Leaves Are Curling And Turning Brown

Question From: S. QUINN - Southfield, Michigan, United States
Q: I have a well established 3 yr old pagoda tree which seemed to be doing well until 2 days ago. The leaves r curling, going a little bown and falling in mid august. What is going on?

A: I don't have a crystal ball Suzanne. Could be damage from an herbicide. Could be dying from lack of water. Could the victim of poor planting practices: Planted too deep. Over mulched. Lack of regular watering during hot dry periods. Or a combination of all. Sorry for your loss. Best Nancy