We planted Life Oak about 6 years ago in Dallas, TX. Some branches go dry.
I am not sure what are we doing wrong.
1. We placed mulch around the tree - should it be there? I have a feeling that soil needs "to breath" ( supply of oxygen). So I am not sure if this mulch helps or causes damage?
2. Should we fertilize our tree? It's native to the region, so I wouldn't believe so ?
3. What else should we do ( or should not do) to make sure that it is doing well?
The young life oak tree
Some dry branches
mulch around the tree