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by BoothX3 on July 15, 2004 07:00 AM
We recently planted anak tree that I bought from a green house here in Montana. It was about four feet tall. We also planted new grass around the tree, as we are just starting out our yard. Anyway, the grass is thriving, but the tree isnt't. [Frown] Are oak trees not a good choice for our area, or does it need something? [dunno] We did put out fertilizer stakes for all of our trees. Was that too much for a new tree? Anyone please give us input.

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by weezie13 on July 16, 2004 10:52 PM
BoothX3,
How's the weather been in your area?
Hot, dry??
Windy???

Sometimes that can be a factor, idealily *is that a word or spelled right?* Spring and Fall are the best times to plant/transplant trees.
It's cooler and sometimes the plant/tree is dormant.

The only I would also ask is..
How deep did you plant it??
Sometimes it's better to be planted up higher than lower *as the original dirt line in the pot/container*

I am not a tree person, but I'm sure someone coming through will be able to help you alot more.

Weezie

P.S. Maybe some liquid fertilizer used and sprayed on it's leaves as a foliar feed until the roots settle in too!!

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by BoothX3 on July 17, 2004 07:41 AM
It has been very hot and dry for the last two or three weeks. [Frown] When I planted it, I went a couple inched lower than the original container soil line. As a matter of fact as I was watering tonite I notices that pretty well all of the leaves are yellow, brown, and crunchy. [Mad] I guess he's probably a gonner. It is supposed to cool off over the next week and I plan to leave him planted to see if anything happens before fall.

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by weezie13 on July 17, 2004 04:33 PM
BoothX3,
It might not be completely dead yet,
sometimes the plant will go into a shut down mode.

If you take one of the newer branches,
break part of the branch and see if there is
any green around the stem, or branch like area....

If it is, it may be able to be saved!!!!

Anyway to pull the tree out?
and/or check the roots, and/or
pull it back up and re~plant at a higher level???

Hey, you never kniw unless you try!!!

(If you do pull it up, check the roots,
if they are mushy, brown, smelly of sorts..
Then I would say, it's a goner [tears] )

When they are planted deeper than the original soil line, some plants, will have a hard time coping and stressed, but if it's been only a handfull of time, it still maybe in time??
Who knows?? [dunno]

Weezie

If you re~do the tree will you keep us posted?? [critic]
We like to hear updates, good or bad!!
Helps us all learn!! [teacher]

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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by BoothX3 on July 27, 2004 07:27 PM
[clappy] We came home from a weekend camping in the mountains and all of the brown dead leaves had fallen off. There are little buds and sprouts coming out everywhere. [thumb] It seems like it needed to just shed everyhting and start over after I planted it. I was so happy squeeled, my husband thought I had seen a mouse or snake in the yard. I think I need to change my name to "The Impatient One."

Thanks for the input, I was going to replant it when we got home, but now I think I'll leave it alone. I don't want to disturb itsprogress. [grin] [grin]

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by weezie13 on July 28, 2004 08:35 PM
BoothX3,
That is GREAT NEWS!!!
Thanks for the update!!!!! [critic]
I [Cool] Love hearing about them.
And I am glad all worked out!

So many times different things come into factor
when planting and/or moving and transplanting
plants..
Weather is the number one concern, time of year,
hot or dry, how old it is!!!!
And time.....
Some plants just like people need a bit of time to get over the initial shock!!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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