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Shef
Jun 16, 2021 6:56 PM CST
Hi

I recently planted an apple tree about a.konth ago.i have put about 2-3 inch of mulch around it. I noticed recently that the leaves on the tree have been curling. Unsure why. I live in Toronto where the weather right now is bit warm. Any help/suggestions would be highly appreciated. I am also wondering how can I take of this tree during winter when it is really cold and snowing a lot.

Thanks
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2021 7:47 PM CST
Welcome!

Are you watering? Or relying on lawn sprinklers to water for you?

Why is the lawn mower guard on the tree? Pull the mulch back 6 - 12 inches away from the tree trunk.
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Shef
Jun 16, 2021 8:48 PM CST
Hi

I have been watering. I read that you need to water 5-6 galleons so I have been watering that much

Thanks for the mulch advise. I will fox it asap
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2021 10:55 PM CST
You need to water enough so the root ball is completely surrounded with moist soil. Depending upon the size of the root ball and soil type, that may not be enough.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Shef
Jun 17, 2021 2:23 PM CST
Probably a dumb question - how do we know that it has enough water?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 17, 2021 7:47 PM CST
Not a dumb question. The best way is to put a little sprinkler (with a spread of about 3 ft) under your tree and let it run until the water starts to pool or the ground is spongy. The idea is to water the current roots but also encouage the roots to grow out away from the original root ball. Roots follow water so if the water never moves beyond the current root ball, neither will the roots.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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