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I have a bunch of autumn olives on the property. Most are doing fine even with pocket gopher harassment. I was looking at one of them today and it looks like it is either drought stressed or in need of nitrogen. I thought how could this be? I just watered them recently and they fix their own nitrogen. Any insights?
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I'm not a whole lot of help here, maybe I can bump this to attract wiser people than me to help. I'm still learning what kills trees. At my place, it's deer or fungus, mostly.
 
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Wow nice picture! From that it looks like a magnesium deficiency. Interesting
 
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I swiped it off another thread here on Permies :)
I have used epsom salts for Mg deficiency before, not sure if that's best, more research would be appropriate...

I see a lot of threads here on minerals, too sick to dig through them today, might be worth reading a bunch of them.
Also WELL worth reading Bryant Redhawk's soil series:: Soil articles I think I recall him discussing Mg in there somewhere. Probably several somewheres.
 
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It's the lacking of some nutrients (not azote, since this plant takes it from air) and, may be, high temperature....
 
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