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    Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    I planted a containerized grafted pecan tree eight weeks ago (late March) in North East Texas DFW area. Actually three of the trees (all are grafted pecan) are doing well and one is not. The one that is not is a Caddo pecan. The tree seemed to be doing Ok except not a lot of new growth until this week. We had a big storm, high winds, 1" rain and three days later the leaves started dying back. I have two healthy new shoots about 16 inches above the graft. The shoots are 6-8 inches long with nice big healthy leaves. A couple of questionable cracks in the trunk just above the shoots and no new growth above the shoots. How long should I wait until I cut the tree off just above the shoots? The tree is about 1.25 inch caliper and 10 feet tall. If I cut it, it'll be about 3 feet tall.

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    Acorn
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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    Terry - I'm not going to pretend to be a Pecan expert and give you bad information but if you aren't able to get what you feel to be good advice here you might try William Reid. He is the Pecan Research and Extension Specialit for Kansas and Missouri. He operates a good blog about Pecan trees and the site has his email address and phone number on it. I've put the link to it below. My advanced apologies to the moderator if posting links similar to this are not allowed.

    http://northernpecans.blogspot.com/

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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    Thanks. I was worried no one was going to reply. I think the difference to oaks/fruits/shades etc. is the bareroot planting of pecans calls for removing the top half anyway.

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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    If the trunk above the 2 new shoots is dead, or there are no buds on it, I'd go ahead and cut it off.

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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    Since you have two shoots the tree will likely form a weak crotch. Next year after the growing season[18months] select the shoot you want to keep and remove the other. This will create a crooked trunk but that's better than a split when the tree is older and producing pecans.

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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    Caddo Pecan tree died. I pulled it up and discovered it never had a chance. It was still about six inches too deep, severely root bound, and many adventitious roots above root flare. Saved as a pedestal and a reminder. Have planted several since. Pecans are the worst if you believe in finding and exposing the root flare at planting. Many times I was eight inches below soil line in container. Approx half way to the bottom.

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    RE: Sick Transplanted Pecan Tree

    Those are normally placed in very tall containers to accommodate the tap root. So yeah... I can see how they might be buried pretty deep from the get go. Nut trees are tricky to transplant.

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