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Q.My Monkey Turning Brown

Zone Vancouver BC | Akileh1972 added on April 27, 2021 | Answered

I live in Vancouver BC . I moved this10 feet monkey tree last Nov ,2020 from a house near by . Since I planted the branches start growing. Suddenly last month the branches turns brown every single one of them . I do not know what Iam doing is wrong . Is it still a live by now ? I planted it in the front of the house .

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Answered on April 28, 2021

Moving established trees can be difficult. If not done properly, it is a guaranteed way to kill the tree. It is much easier to kill a tree from transplant that it is to keep it healthy after, so it isn't recommended to move an established tree (especially one such as this) especially without professional help.

If any of the larger roots get cut or damaged during the process, it will lead to infection and the death of the tree.

Overwatering is the next problem that kills a tree after transplant. When caring for a new transplant, it is necessary to get the watering just perfect. The soil needs to dry out, thoroughly, down to about an inch or 2 before watering again, but not any more dry than that. Saturated soils will exacerbate any infection from injury, at least until it is established where it can handle moist soils. Dry soils cannot be tolerated by the tree.

At this point, there isn't much that you can do, other than making sure that it does not receive too much food or water until it is well established.

You might treat with a fungicide to help mitigate any diseases that are taking over. This article will help:


Here is an article for the care of the tree:


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