A new tree is an excellent addition to your outdoor space. Though, the planting procedure isn't complete when you put it in the earth. Fresh, young planted trees need distinct care during the first 12 months. Sadly, numerous planting mistakes can give you a dying tree. Knowing how to save a dying transplanted tree isn't always straightforward, nor is it a quick fix.
How to Save a Dying Transplanted Tree: Transplant Shock
Transplant shock is an expression that entails a host of symptoms that happen after incorrect planting. These symptoms are due to the recently planted tree, not rooting right. The first noticeable signs of transplant shock affect the leaves. The leaves could discolor or wilt. If you don't perform an inspection on your leaves, stem dieback might happen, followed eventually by the tree's death.
Check the Leaves
Early leaf drop is an indicator that there is an issue with your new tree. This time is when the tree starts to lose its leaves sooner than usual. If you believe your tree is dead, recall if you saw leaves dropping in the summertime.
Crunchy leaves on the tree might signify that the tree is dead. Generally, leaves fall off a tree, and fallen leaves don't stay on a tree. If the leaves look healthy, you have a living tree.
The branches of your tree could provide lots of information about its health. Pull a branch from your tree. If it breaks easily, that branch is weak or dead.
If the branch is flexible and takes a little energy to pull off, your tree is alive. If the center of the branch is dry and brown, the limb is dying and could indicate the rest of the tree is dying.
Aiding a Dying Tree
Bear in mind that you can move a tree any time of the year. However, most trees respond best to fall or spring planting. When replanting, till a spot around four times bigger than the root ball.
The tilled soil offers a place where the roots may develop. Split up the root ball with your hand and put the tree in the hole. Refill the hole with dirt and water properly. Fertilize the tree based on the species.
For more information on transplanting trees, get in touch with us at Rochester Tree Service.
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