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Q.Root Damage

Anonymous added on November 17, 2010 | Answered

My silver dollar eucalyptus blew completely over in a hurricane wind. I believe it broke some roots but not the trunk. Any ideas on how to help? I don’t know what to do. I had to stand it back up and tie it to get it to stay. I think it only broke on one side. This tree is my baby, almost 18 feet tall in two years.

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Answered on November 17, 2010

Hello and thank you for your question. So sorry to hear about the damage. However it sounds like you have done the right things so far. Tieing it in place to give it support until the roots get re-established is a fine idea. I would recommend adding some good garden soils mix to the soils on that side of the tree that was uprooted. Mix some super phosphate in with that soil as it will help feed the roots and get them going. If you can get a product called Super Thrive where you are, then mix some of that with water and water your "baby" with that mix every 10 days for three or four cycles. The Super Thrive not only helps with the roots getting re-established but also with the shock factor. I hope all goes well.

Roseman Stan

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