Q. My magnolia tree looks like it died. It was so beautiful and at least 40 years old. What could have killed it?
Dear Pam: So sad to have a treasured tree die. Almost like loosing a pet! This was a very difficult winter, but I suspect the cause was something else, maybe even old age! Without seeing the tree, I cannot even guess. Maybe a good arborist could tell you the cause. An arborist can look for borer holes, look for significant water changes and other causes of death.