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Prolonged moisture and poor drainage can result in smaller leaves, dieback or limb drop, and susceptibility to root rots, mineral deficiencies or toxicities, wood-boring insects and other pests that eventually can kill plants.
Symptoms of stem girdling roots include excessive dieback and/or thin appearance of the crown, dead branches, unusually small leaves, damage to one or two branches and no trunk taper at ground level.
Within two years of their death or severe dieback, ash trees are falling apart, creating unacceptable hazards for both residents and tree-care companies working to remove those trees.
Giant conifer aphids can cause foliage to yellow, some needle drop or dieback of shoots.
Premature pruning may cause further dieback, and some limbs that could have recovered on their own might be removed unnecessarily.
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