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Old 07-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Several years ago we planted a privacy fence of Leland's on a slight slope that went from dry on the upper end to often wet on the lower. They grew very slowly but did stay green for a few years then the ones in the wet area started dieing, a limb at a time, and now the rest of them are doing the same thing. In ten years the survivors have grown to about 15 feet tall. Out of 12 only two are remaining and they are also dieing the same way. In some parts of L.R. I have seen them tall, green, and full, but in other areas the same problem we are having.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:50 PM
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I just moved a Leyland Cypress and now I realize I dug in the root ball too deep and some branches are a little brown. Is it worth redigging after 2 weeks?
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:14 PM
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Thumbs down Get to the real root, of this situation !!!!

Originally Posted by Art123 View Post
The brown on newly planted trees/shrubs is usually a water issue, or a planting issue. The top of the root crown should be an inch or two above the surrounding grade. Mulch should not be piled up around the main trunk, either. You want to feather the mulch in towards the main stem so none is really touching it. Look at the very bottom two inches or so of the main trunk - if you see that it is much darker in color and even cooler to the touch than the rest of the trunk, it is getting too much water, or has been planted too deeply, or has too much mulch right against the trunk. Also, the brown limbs on over-watered trees/shrubs can have a bit of a limp, dark quality to them when compared to a dry and more light color of trees/shrubs that have gotten too little water. This can be harder to judge, though, than seeing the dark area at the bottom of the trunk. Both conditions (over and under-watered) look pretty similar.

why can't these so-called professional gardeners, horticulturist, or even these backyard weekend gardeners,acknowledge the fact (TRUTH) that will always remain true,,A living thing can die with no water after two or three days but almost any living thing can die from too much water in two or three minutes, it's much easier to water a wilted tree, than to try to remove water out of a waterlogged tree,, why do they keep beating around the bush,just tell it like it is, !!!! see that's not so hard, pretty simple actually,,😱
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