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São Paulo, SP, Brasil
EduardoScopel
Jan 16, 2018 6:11 AM CST
I brought from Seqouia National Park a baby Sequoia last September. A few weeks ago, in January, the tree started to become brown and looks like dying. I live in São Paulo, Brazil. Please, could you provide me some advice? Thx
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DaisyI
Jan 16, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Welcome!

I assume you bought a plug from the park gift shop as you would be breaking a couple federal laws if you dug it up.

Sequouia trees are tough to grow. Your pot is way too large so the soil is staying too wet. What you didn't notice when walking around the Sequoia groves is that the trees are growing in very sandy fast draining soil. They are being constantly watered by underground water shelves but the moisture does not stay at the root zone.

Your pot should be barely larger than the root ball was and your soil on the sandy side.
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São Paulo, SP, Brasil
EduardoScopel
Jan 16, 2018 11:59 AM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

I assume you bought a plug from the park gift shop as you would be breaking a couple federal laws if you dug it up.

Sequouia trees are tough to grow. Your pot is way too large so the soil is staying too wet. What you didn't notice when walking around the Sequoia groves is that the trees are growing in very sandy fast draining soil. They are being constantly watered by underground water shelves but the moisture does not stay at the root zone.

Your pot should be barely larger than the root ball was and your soil on the sandy side.


Hi Daisy,

Sure that I bought it. Do I still have a chance to save the tree?

Thanks,
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
EduardoScopel
Jan 16, 2018 12:00 PM CST
Hi Daisy,

Sure that I bought it. Do I still have a chance to save the tree?

Thanks,
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Zencat
Jan 16, 2018 12:28 PM CST
You can try. Repot it using the instructions given and hope for the best. While there's still green, it's possible.

Good luck! Thumbs up
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
EduardoScopel
Jan 16, 2018 12:29 PM CST
Zencat said:You can try. Repot it using the instructions given and hope for the best. While there's still green, it's possible.

Good luck! Thumbs up


Thank you!

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