My Red Oak, Pecan, and Cedar Elms haven't even noticed we're in a drought. Bless them. So when I saw the skimpy growth on these three, I worried that they might be dying and saw visions of $$$$$ flying out the door as these towering shade trees might have to be removed.
He eased my mind immediately. "If these were my trees," he said. "I would not worry. I wouldn't even prune them and just let the small dead stuff fall out of the trees on their own. What I would do is..."
He gave me some advice on what I could do help them but I should not expect to see a change for at least six months. Then he gave me signs that he looked for which indicated problems inside the tree. Then he pointed to the tops of the thin canopy. "The new leaves at the top prove sap is running and that's a good sign."
So, for right now, I do feel loads better. Hope I get good reasons for that feeling to last. Come on, rain!