If you have recently planted a sapling and it is showing signs of dying, it could be due to the location that it was placed. If the area doesn't contain good soil and it isn't receiving enough sunlight, remove it and replant it in a more favorable part of your yard. The following steps will assist you with the transformation. When finished, continue to care for your sapling the proper way and it will grow into a healthy, beautiful tree.
Use These Items
- large shovel
- wet newspaper
- measuring tape
Plan And Dig Up The Sapling
Before you begin it is best to find an area in your yard to move the sapling to. Look at the other plants and trees that are in your yard and notice the condition that they are in. If you locate a spot that is wide open, consider placing the sapling there. It will have plenty of room to grow and will receive the sunlight that it needs. Choose an area that contains dirt, but is free of a lot of rocks.
Dig around the sapling, keeping the shovel several inches away from the trunk. Dig down dig, ensuring that your shovel does not cut into the root ball. Once the dirt has been removed and the trunk feels as if it is becoming loose, pull up the sapling and lay it down on a tarp.
Replant The Sapling
It is best to move the sapling to its new location as quickly as possible. Preserving moist roots is crucial and will assist with keeping the sapling alive. If, however, it is going to take you some time to dig the new hole, wrap wet newspaper around the roots and cover them with a piece of burlap. This will preserve the moist roots.
Dig the new hole so that is is a couple inches wider than the root ball. The depth of the hole needs to accommodate the height of the root ball. Once the hole is dug, carefully insert the tree. While holding it steady, fill in the hole with dirt.
Anchor The Sapling And Cover The Base
The roots of your sapling need to take hold before it will be able to stand up safely on its own. This could take several weeks. To add extra stability, tie a piece of rope around the trunk and anchor it to a permanent fixture on your property. Water the sapling well and place plenty of mulch around the base. The mulch will help keep moisture in and will keep your property looking nice. Once your tree begins growing, trim the branches with the help of a company like Chudy Tree Care. As long as you do this and also make sure that it is watered regularly, it will continue growing and add beauty to your yard.