Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 2 months ago

can these two trees be saved?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt9YQoT64Pc

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some of the issues include leaves with dry spots, red globular growths on the leaves, branches with no leaves and tree not growing (same relative size for the last ~5 years).

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If these are in some kind of pots, you HAVE to get them out of that.  Wait till it cools off, and replant these in september.  Water them well and carefully dig them up. When you do that, remove a couple of those lower branches Make the lowest about 1/2 the height of the tree for now.  (for september) With cool weather they'll survive some root damage. Until you move them, do NOT fertilize them, but keep them watered. I'm not clear--if the "pot's are just burlap, that should have rotted away in less than 5 years. The brown spots are harmless.  It's very tiny insect larvae eating  a layer of leaf. Don't worry about that.

  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I would add a mulch layer around them about 3x the size it is now. Check during the summer heat that the root zone is not drying out, and water if it is.

    Oaks are a habitat for many species and do just fine with a little attack. Healthy trees can survive this.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If they were planted in their original pots, that will have stunted their growth and you will have very weak saplings. There may be a reason that they were planted in their pots, and one is that the saplings were never intended to grow into massive trees. You could try carefully digging down, to see if, in fact, the trees were planted in their pots.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Plenty of leaves. Maybe apply a fertiliser and give plenty of water. You could even trim it to encourage more growth.

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What is going on is you have a young tree that is growing vigorously.  That means energy in the fast growing, tender leaves. That means the best tasting food around for the bugs. So the bugs are being attracted to your tree. You need to spray the tree with insecticide to kill the bugs.  Now, a young tree like that will grow continuously (maximize the growth) if you water it frequently enough to keep new growth on the ends of the stems.  If it dries out, it will stop growing and reset to start again next spring.  So, keep the tree watered and look for new growth on the stems.  You might also cut off the low branch on  the bottom. That will direct that available energy to the branches that you want to grow.

  • 2 months ago

    They just need a good washing.

  • 2 months ago

    I think your trees are doing fine. Oak trees tend to grow rather slowly, so you must be patient. But if you want to help them grow more quickly, you could put down 3-5 thicknesses of old newspapers on the ground around the trees, out to around 4-5 feet radius, and then put a rather thick layer of shredded bark mulch on top of the old newspapers. And applying some balanced fertilizer under the paper would help a lot also. 

    I don't know where you are located, but generally some extra water will also help, especially in the hottest months. Good luck. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    These trees look FINE. Insects are eating a bit of the leaves...and leaving eggs. SO?

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