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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 27, 2016
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    Water the container tree only when the soil has dried. Over watering can lead to root rot.
    Lack of humidity can also be an issue for these trees.

    It is recommended that these trees be planted out after 1 to 2 years of container growth.
    Since your growing zone does not support year round growth of a Redwood Tree, you will need to continue to grow in a container.
    The tree may have reached it's lifespan in a container and the lack of it's natural growing environment may too much stress for your tree.

    Unfortunately the tree will eventually become too large for a container.

    https://www.ehow.com/how_4421951_plant-grow-redwood-seedling.html

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    February 4, 2017
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    I found this possible explanation for your trees die back.

    https://ask.extension.org/questions/198208

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  • Answered by
    Ceci on
    July 10, 2017
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    These trees are dead - past "tracing".
    The cracks were not caused by freezing- as in "frost cracks" and it is the trunks, so not "bark splitting" either.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 10, 2017
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    This is likely caused by the fluctuation in the environmental conditions you mention.
    Wounds should not be covered; there is a technique called tracing, that is explained in the links below.
    You can also check with your County Extension Office, they may have specific care to your region.

    http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsheets/barksplitting.pdf
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/cracking-tree-trunks.htm
    https://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/publications/oc0476_bark_splitting.pdf
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    October 5, 2017
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    That is terrible. Unfortunately, this usually means death for a tree. You might try grafting tape, but if it is ringed all the way around, then it is destroyed. That small layer beneath the bark is where the nutrients are transported, so if that is disrupted, then the tree will more than likely die.

    Here is an article for more information:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-fix-girdled-trees.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    June 18, 2018
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    This question can be a little difficult to answer. The tree will bonsai well, but putting them in the ground after that long will have very unpredictable results.

    Sometimes the tree will revert, slowly, to have normal growth. This tree will never resemble a normal tree after this point, though. It will shoot growth up in the most random places, and the tree may even attempt to replace itself by sending a new offshoot from the roots, and killing off the older bonsai.

    In short, you can do this, but it will have very unpredictable results.

    This collection of articles will help you in your research: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai

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  • Answered by
    Bonsai dude on
    June 19, 2018
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    Hi BushDoctor, thanks very much for your clear and concise answer as well as the links to additional resources - I really appreciate it!! I understand the uncertainty aspect completely. Best,

    B-Dude

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 23, 2019
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    Redwood needles provide perfect mulch for the tree. You can leave it there or rake it up for another location.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 23, 2019
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    The needles make excellent mulch, so it can be left.

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