Taking Care of Freshly Planted Trees
There are hundreds of thousands of trees planted each year that aren’t able to survive. Research puts this number at around fifty percent. The reason usually lyes within how the tree was cared for. Here are some reasons below:
Transplant Shock: This happens due to the large amount of root loss the tree occurs when it’s planted somewhere else. It’s roots become almost defenseless against pests, insects, disease, and drought.
It’s important that a new root system is established in order for the tree to maintain it’s structural stability as well as absorb nutrients. When the roots are displaced while the tree is transplanted, it’s barely able to absorb any water or nutrients.