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Apr 17, 2016 6:47 AM CST
|There was one growing at the front porch. Users in another forum told me it would be safe to do that and replant it. I did that 3 weeks ago. |
Will it live? It's been turned around opposite of the way I planted it. Not sure how that happened as it's securely in the ground. It has bulbs/buds (it was there before as well), no leaves have sprouted. I've watered it once a week.
If it's dead, will deer avoid eating it? They ate the leaves off the maple I replanted, which is near the oak. But they left the oak alone. I know deer like young bark, but not this Oak's bark.
Apr 18, 2016 10:45 AM CST
|White Oaks are notorious for being hard to transplant. Reason is they have one long tap root. Logic tell me if it losses that main tap root, it dies. Just a guess. Gene|
Apr 20, 2016 10:45 AM CST
|A horticulturist said it is ok to cut some of the tap root of a very small (baby sized) tree. My husband has done it on a couple that he was moving. But remember, they must be very small.|