We are getting calls almost daily about stressed trees. What most people don't realize is that we have been in drought conditions for 2 years. Plants need water. Period!
Below is a great article written by Ron Kujawski from Umass.
Long-term Drought Effects on Trees and Shrubs Recurring and prolonged periods of drought seem to have become commonplace in many regions of the country in recent years. The effects on trees and shrubs can often be seen in both natural and man-made landscapes during the severest of droughts as leaves wilt, show marginal scorch, or prematurely drop from the plant. However, the long-term effects of drought on the health and survivability of woody plants are less obvious.