Thread: What is this tree and can I save it?

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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Quirky Quercus View Post
    Yes there is a chance but that's a rough thing to go through.
    If it was still staked it'd probably be in pieces.
    Many of the trees that were staked snapped in two. At least I still have mine.

  2. #12
    One final question. I have dug out the root flare as the tree was planted too deep (see photo above). My question is did I dig out too much? Should I put some dirt back. Below is a current photo. You can see some of the top roots are exposed but I believe this is a result of it being planted too deep before.

    Anything I should do with this tree before winter?

    Last edited by iluvbnurguy; 10-17-2012 at 09:22 AM.

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    In my experience, you are better off too high then too deep. I would use a pair of bypass pruners to clip off some of the smaller exposed roots. I think you are at the right depth. The smaller roots shown above are a result of the tree being planted too deep. Before winter, make sure to cover the planting hole with some woodchips. You could even expand your mulch ring out a few more feet. Generally you want a mulch bed that expands out the trees drip line.
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