Larch tree needle drop
We planted a 5 foot sapling in March, it was cold and damp at the time, but not freezing or flooded. We watered it weekly and gave it the usual mulch and bonemeal when planting. Little did we know that this summer would turn out to be so dry, so by June we began watering once a week, then twice with a can full each time.
Now the needles have turned brown and are beginning to drop and we are concerned that it may be dying. We know they do this in the Autumn but didn't expect needle drop in August. Any comments appreciated - is this happening nationwide? We don't have any other larch trees near us to be able to compare their behavour.