Trees dying Help!

I was away for 3 weeks in June and when I returned the leaves on my 10 year old Japanese maple were brown and curling up.

In an other area, all the leaves on my 3 year old cherry tree were dead. I’ve been deep watering it still but not sure if the roots have died.

Both are on a drip irrigation system. The cherry is young and in full sun so I wouldn’t be too surprise in spite of the irrigation. The maple is shaded and in a big flower bed and none of the other plants died.
Does anyone have any ideas?


Darrell, if you can scratch the bark of your little cherry and it is green underneath, then there is hope for it still. It definitely looks like it has succumbed to the heat and dry. Don’t give up on it yet!

Thanks. I’ll keep pumping water