Now that you have carefully transplanted a tree in your property, you will have to know how you can further help the tree as it can also get in shock if they are introduced into a new environment. Just like people, trees can also suffer from stress, especially after they have been moved to a new location. Gettting arborist services Swanbank for help will also give them a higher chance of recovery.
Transplant shock can really be dangerous for trees, but the good side is they can recover from it if you catch it early. But of course, you have to know the symptoms and help them recover, and repair them if possible.
Here are some signs to look for:
· Premature fall hue
· Branch dieback
· Scorching leaf
· Leaf tips are brown
· Late spring budding
Some may even be confused on whether the tree is dead or the tree is just in shock because they look a bit similar. But there is a way to know whether the tree is dead or not. Check the twig on the tree and scratch it with your finger or with a knife. Check a couple of twigs throughout the tree. If the result after scratching is all bright green and moist underneath, then it means that the tree is still alive, but if you see the opposite then it means it is dead.
How to help a shock tree
One of the main reasons why trees get in shock is because they lose a large amount of tree root system when they are removed from their location. Sometimes they even lose around 95 per cent of their root system. So how can you help a shock tree?
· Make sure that the roots are hydrated with at least an inch of water per week
· Mulching is necessary. So make sure to add a four-inch deep layer of mulch from the base of the tree and avoid volcano mulching. Pull the mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk.