Have you noticed that the leaves on your oaks or any of your ornamental trees are more yellow than green? Are the veins on the leaves still green? Have you seen any leaf or branch dieback in the tree canopy? If so, your tree may have iron chlorosis.
What causes leaves to turn yellow?
Iron chlorosis is a deficiency of iron in the soil. This is most common in areas where soil is high in clay. It can also occur due to over-watering or lack of water, poor drainage or if the tree roots have sustained any damage. Iron is vital to the tree as it aids in the production of chlorophyll. If trees are lacking in iron, it can affect the growth, make the tree more susceptible to stress and affect the overall health of the tree. In severe cases, … Read More »