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We moved into a new construction house about a month ago, and now one of
our maple trees (transplanted by contractor, ~12 feet tall) is losing
the green in some leaves like it is fall. Does anyone know what may be
causing this or who to contact somewhere like NC state or the dept. of
agriculture to find out?

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Old 12-06-2006, 11:01 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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In article , Scott Dianis wrote:
We moved into a new construction house about a month ago, and now one of
our maple trees (transplanted by contractor, ~12 feet tall) is losing
the green in some leaves like it is fall. Does anyone know what may be
causing this or who to contact somewhere like NC state or the dept. of
agriculture to find out?


Compacted roots from all of the construction equipment ?
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"Nosmo King" wrote in message
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In article , Scott Dianis
wrote:
We moved into a new construction house about a month ago, and now
one of
our maple trees (transplanted by contractor, ~12 feet tall) is
losing
the green in some leaves like it is fall. Does anyone know what may
be
causing this or who to contact somewhere like NC state or the dept.
of
agriculture to find out?


Compacted roots from all of the construction equipment ?


Another possibility is that they broke the tap root when they moved
it. I think the tap root is supposed to be as deep as the tree is
tall. Breaking it may prevent the tree from supporting the top of the
tree. Are the leaves dying at the top?


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"Nosmo King" wrote in message
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In article , Scott Dianis
wrote:
We moved into a new construction house about a month ago, and now
one of
our maple trees (transplanted by contractor, ~12 feet tall) is
losing
the green in some leaves like it is fall. Does anyone know what may
be
causing this or who to contact somewhere like NC state or the dept.
of
agriculture to find out?


Compacted roots from all of the construction equipment ?


Another possibility is that they broke the tap root when they moved
it. I think the tap root is supposed to be as deep as the tree is
tall. Breaking it may prevent the tree from supporting the top of the
tree. Are the leaves dying at the top?


If you move a tree, you will not have a full tap root unless it is very
small. It does not really need it. It also probably has little to do
with leaf growth. Loss of feeder roots are more likely. A month ago
is not the ideal time to transplant.

Have you made sure it received an inch to an inch and a half of water
per week? If it has too many leaves for the existing roots, the tree
may naturally shed some and survive. I have counted over 1.5 inches of
rain since the weekend in CAry. You will have to consider how much you
have received and whether water is appropriate or not. Daily watering
by hose is not appropriate. You may water too shallowly or too much.
Either will damage the roots.

I tried transplanting a 6-7 foot tall redbud in February and it budded
out and then died. I may not have caught the minor drought we had soon
enough.

You will never have 100% success in transplanting anything, and usually
the larger the size the lower the success rate.


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If the contractor transplanted the tree, contact him/her and have them
provide a new tree, and have them plant it in the fall.



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