Purple Globe Tree Dying? - Knowledgebase Question

Springville, UT
Question by pakeha
September 2, 2000
We just planted a purple globe in our yard 2 days ago, and the leaves look as though the tree is dying. It is about 12' tall, and about a 3"-4" trunk. The roots were balled up except for a few that had spread around. We were very careful to put the roots in similar surroundings, and have even used miracle-gro to help with the shock. Any suggestions. We love the look of this tree and want it to survive.


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Answer from NGA
September 2, 2000

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not too wet during the first year of growth. Always water deeply (two feet) to encourage root growth and to flush salts below the roots? active growing area. Deep, infrequent irrigation is preferable. Frequent, shallow sprinklings do more harm than good. To determine how far water has penetrated, poke a soil probe (any long metal rod or screwdriver) into the soil. It will move easily through moist soil, stopping abruptly where soil is dry. As trees mature, expand the watering zone somewhat beyond the tree?s canopy (or dripline), which is where roots are actively growing. not too wet during the first year of growth. Always water deeply (two feet) to encourage root growth and to flush salts below the roots? active growing area. Deep, infrequent irrigation is preferable. Frequent, shallow sprinklings do more harm than good. To determine how far water has penetrated, poke a soil probe (any long metal rod or screwdriver) into the soil. It will move easily through moist soil, stopping abruptly where soil is dry. As trees mature, expand the watering zone somewhat beyond the tree?s canopy (or dripline), which is where roots are actively growing.

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