The Home Ownership Thread - Page 154
I'm afraid of replacing the tree because I want to plant in the same area. And if the ground below is causing the problems, then it can get real expensive. I treated all the trees with a shock nutrient , and am going to repeat it again 2mor (7 day mark). If the tree is just in shock and not dead, I'll baby it for a few seasons to see if I can get some growth out of it. I've heard shock can take a few years to turn around. I'll try and take pictures of it, and see what you guys say.
But you should be able to tell if it's that bad, so bad that it smothered the tree in a couple days. Having dirt that stays wet (as opposed to drenched and drowning) can breed fungus and the like but that usually takes more than a couple days to affect the plant...
EDIT: I'll edit this to add in a few pics
The branches overall look sad, they droop instead of perk up. I can tell its hurting, but maybe its just struggling and can fight through it. What should I do at this point, if I decide to fight this fight with the tree? Water daily? I'm going to do a shock treatment again 2mor like I said earlier, to hope that it gets a burst of nutrients to help those roots settle.
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Edited by Snoogz - 5/9/14 at 4:08pm
They are talking about soil samples taken to labs to figure out a fungus or disease regiment....I don't want to take it that far, just quite yet. That why I thought I'd ask the community here about how to "baby" a tree that is possibly just in shock.