The tipu is used as a shade tree in Arizona.
May 10, It's quite normal for Tipus to drop lots of leaves this time of year; you should see my messy driveway. New growth should be popping out any day now.
The split bark is a different problem entirely. In the first picture it looks like the bark is peeling away from the trunk more than normal. Apr 09, Answer from NGAApril 9, Tipu trees generally take well to pruning, but if you removed more than about a third of the live branches and leaves when you pruned you may have stressed them considerably.
They should recover, but it may take a season or two. Browning leaves can indicate over or under watering or the leaves may now be exposed to more sunshine than they were. May 03, Update 08 16 the new video on the importance of trees in Mesa Az. Is finaly done and can be viewd at treecut.bar The tipu psyllid is sometimes a problem for tipu trees. The extensive feeding of the tipu psyllid causes the leaves on the tipu trees to curl and drop early reducing the stored chemical energy in the reserve cells of the tree.
As reserve energy decreases trees are more susceptible to disease. Nov 04, In early spring they look terrible before the flowers and leaves appear.
In early summer they make a huge mess when the abundant flowers fall off.
If you try to trim the canopy in the spring or summer, the response will be a red oozing from the branches which creates a sticky mess underneath.
In mid-summer, the Psyllids drop copious amounts of sticky honeydew. By fall they have grown 12 foot long whip-like branches that hang in the street and sidewalks.
Mid-winter they drop most of their leaves.