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Q.New tree planted and it’s dying

Zone 08033 | wilson.sheila1 added on June 28, 2019 | Answered

I had 2 October Maples planted several weeks ago, one is doing great, the second tree’s leaves are turning brown and dying I water them the same, I got water gators for them so they are watered slowly, and I asked my local garden shop if there was food to give them and was told no.
Is there something I should be doing differently to help the second tree survive??
I don’t want it to die! I have twins and I’d like to keep them both
They get direct sunlight all day.

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Answered on June 29, 2019

Sometimes this just happens. They can fail to thrive if they get put out when it is too hot. This can cause the roots to start dying before it gets a chance to be established.

This can be exacerbated by overwatering, or the soil remaining too wet and not being allowed dry out a little between watering. Even when it is establishing, even though it needs to stay a little moist, it needs to be able to dry out some.

Unfortunately, it may be on its way out, and need to be replanted. It will not grow as fast as your other tree, since it is infected, but with a fungicide, you may be able to fight the infection. The best option will be to replant, though.

This article will give you more information on fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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