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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: dying trees Reply with quote

Hi,
Could anyone please tell me why my tress are dying? The small "palm" tree on the left was green 3 weeks ago and now its dead i think. There are 2 trees beside it to the right which are dead as well-maybe a year now. The same 3 trees are 6ft away i.e the other side of the driveway and they are thriving. The tress all all different so its not as if one species is dying... I'm not very green fingered but it saddens me to see them like this. I have attached some pics.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tree could be dead due to stress laxck of water even how long is it planted. Did you prune the other one too hard maybe although i have seen some (I think its a thuja maybe wrong) of these die for no reason just gave up especially if they were planted as rootball, usually die about three years after planting. lets see what others think.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas look into what Greengage has posted.
You should also read the following on Honey fungus.... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1697.html
follow this up by a little investigative digging around the affected plants roots.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
The tree could be dead due to stress laxck of water even how long is it planted. Did you prune the other one too hard maybe although i have seen some (I think its a thuja maybe wrong) of these die for no reason just gave up especially if they were planted as rootball, usually die about three years after planting. lets see what others think.


Thanks for the reply Greengage-it certainly could be lack of water because there are many other trees planted around. I'm not sure how long they are planted-we moved in last year and they were planted. I havent pruned/cut back those trees yet.Would you think its Honey Fungus? Just after reading up on Honey Fungus and i really hope its not that or i'm in real trouble. It does seem to be spreading from tree to tree(3 different species now). I'll do a bit of investigation...excuse my ignorance but whats "rootball". Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly wrote:
Thomas look into what Greengage has posted.
You should also read the following on Honey fungus.... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1697.html
follow this up by a little investigative digging around the affected plants roots.


Thanks James-I will do some investigation-as i said to Greengage i really hope its not Honey Fungus- Do you think these trees are dead now?-apart from sterilising the ground, if i fertilised it would they grow back.... In full health these are really lovely trees.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of soil contamination ??
Peel back a small section of bark with a sharp knife and if you can see a greeness then it is still alive

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootball is a term used in Nurseries.
When lifting evergreen trees a large rootball is excavated an wrapped in hessian prior to transplanting it in its final position.
Evergreen trees cannot be planted as bare rooted trees like decidious trees.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/rootball
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd dig up the trees now (they're dead anyway) and have a look at the soil they came out of and the roots. See if the soil is really bone-dry and if the roots have not spread out and are going around and around in a ball.
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