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Magnolia Grandifolia

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Question: 119-5201
We have a 10 inch diameter Magnolia grandifolia that is planted within a foot of the house. We also have some other plants up against the foundation. The magnolia has brown edges on the leaves. What can I do? Jim, Amarillo, TX

Mort's Answer:
You have two choices. In the late fall around the beginning of December in your area, you can hire a tree service company with heavy equipment to come to your house for a transplant of the required trees that are too close to the foundation. It should be at least thirty feet from the building. You can also invite a dozen brother-in -laws on a weekend to a barbie and put them to work moving the trees or the house. You can not leave the trees in that location for much longer. The stress will invite insects and disease.

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